Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of worldly-wise.

Etymologies

worldly +‎ wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While such potential ebullience is a concern to Inter their worldlywise squad usually prevails.

    Inter's Rafael Benítez uses 'milk' analogy to turn sour on Liverpool

  • 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 ...

    Over Prairie Trails

  • 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.

    The Adventure of Living

  • "_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.

    The Adventure of Living : a Subjective Autobiography

  • Dora's curly head with a worldlywise air worthy of the withered spinster, Julia Mills, in David Copperfield.

    Jo's Boys

  • He is also worldlywise, interested in the politics of his adopted country.

    TV Barn

  • Desire of thy heart, and put thou away all shame; bid the worldlywise be gone, however great their name.”

    The Kitáb-i-Íqán

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