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  • adj. Alternative form of wiselike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling that which is wise or sensible; judicious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling that which is wise or sensible; judicious; sensible.

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Examples

  • It was well and kindly meant, but it was not a wise-like thing to do.

    The Imperialist

  • This was too much for the gravity of any one; and the stillness of the summer night was broken by a burst of hearty laughter from the whole company; and the old man made the matter little better, when the laugh had subsided by saying in a very grave manner, "Well, after a 'I think is would be a verra wise-like precaution wi' sic a wee bit body as her."

    The Path of Duty, and Other Stories

  • Miss Young and others prepared her outfit, and made her, as she said, "wise-like and decent," -- she, the while, holding daily receptions, for she was now regarded as one of the West African sights, and every one came to call upon her.

    Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary

  • She was douce too, and wise-like -- and wisdom's sae cauld;

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • This was too much for the gravity of any one; and the stillness of the summer night was broken by a burst of hearty laughter from the whole company; and the old man made the matter little better, when the laugh had subsided, by saying in a very grave manner, "well, after a 'I think it would be a verra wise-like precaution wi' sic a wee bit body as her."

    Stories and Sketches

  • You gave me a deal of trouble when you was little, but it nearly broke my heart to come back and find you so quieted down and wise-like. '

    The Convert

  • And this I will say, though kennin 'my place,' at Davit Lunan is as dainty a man as is in Thrums, an 'there's no one' at's better behaved at a bural, being particularly wise-like (presentable) in's blacks, an 'them spleet new.

    A Window in Thrums

  • To his face she referred to him as a doited sumph, but to Grizel pleading for him she admitted that despite his warts and quarrelsome legs he was a great big muckle sonsy, stout, buirdly well set up, wise-like, havering man.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • 'She's a wise-like body,' he said; 'let her have her way.'

    A Dozen Ways Of Love

  • I've allus thought 'im wise-like an' sensible for a man in the Church wot ain't got much chance of knowin 'the wurrld, but he was jes' meanderin 'along to-day -- meanderin' an 'jabberin' about a meek an 'quiet sperrit, as if any of us wanted that kind o' thing 'ere!

    God's Good Man

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