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- adj. Alternative spelling of worldly-wise.
While such potential ebullience is a concern to Inter their worldlywise squad usually prevails.
Even in winter it reminds me of the very first unfolding of young leaves on trees; of the few hours while they are still hanging down, unable to raise themselves up as yet; they look so worldlywise sometimes, so precocious, and before them there still lie all hopes and all disappointments ...
Though he was not the kind of man to inflate himself with any idea that he was “Socrates redivivus” I have no doubt that he found the worldlywise malice of Lord Westbury as piquant as the Greek philosopher did the talk of Alcibiades.
"_Socrates redivivus_" I have no doubt that he found the worldlywise malice of Lord Westbury as piquant as the Greek philosopher did the talk of Alcibiades.
Dora's curly head with a worldlywise air worthy of the withered spinster, Julia Mills, in David Copperfield.
He is also worldlywise, interested in the politics of his adopted country.
Desire of thy heart, and put thou away all shame; bid the worldlywise be gone, however great their name.”
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