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  • He is talking to a goat, which even though it has a beard like Adam's and could pass for wise-looking, is as stupid as a post.

    Jesus in Eden

  • What I know is that the last time a lot of Americans lazily assumed a Republican candidate was bearably "moderate" because all the wise-looking pundits said he was, we got George W. Bush.

    January 6th, 2008

  • That rather drained her wise-looking face of color.

    Boasting, Botox, and the 25 That Got Away

  • “He means a quarter,” said a wise-looking, lank young man in riding gaiters.

    The War in the Air

  • Old women were spinning, and young and old usually pursued their avocations with wise-looking babies tucked into the backs of their dresses, and peering cunningly over their shoulders.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • You see a woman cooking or sewing in most housewifely style in one of these “slipper boats;” but if you hail it, she is plying the heavy oar in one moment, and as likely as not with a wise-looking baby on her back, supported by a square piece of scarlet cloth embroidered in gold and blue silks.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • I think in that profession, you have to be either venerable/wise-looking or really cute.

    elfpvke Diary Entry

  • Quite frightened, the dwarf set down the cage, and the goose gazed at him with sad wise-looking eyes and sighed again.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • The wise-looking augurs came together, peered into the rolls, and told the king and the people that they were right, and age after age the books were appealed to for direction, though, as the people never were permitted even to peep into the sacred cell in which they were hidden, they never could be quite certain that the augurs who consulted them found any thing in them that they did not put there themselves.

    The Story of Rome from the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic

  • These wise-looking old counselors of the Sultan also have their retinue of servants waiting on them - one with a pipe, another with a pillow, still another with a fan, etc., etc.

    The Log of the Empire State

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