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  • n. Plural form of wise man.

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  • n. (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them

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Examples

  • Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife to him, If Mordecai is of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou wilt not prevail against him, but wilt surely fall before him.

    The Holy Bible: Webster's Bible

  • Although the other Indian wise men disapproved of such involvement in secular affairs, Calanus accepted his invitation.

    Alexander the Great

  • He was backed in March by key members of the wise men group, including Dean Acheson who abandoned his earlier support and one of its newer members, McGeorge Bundy, who wrote Johnson: I just dont think the country can be held together much longer by determination and patriotism alone.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • For if the wise men rejoiced so much when they saw the star which conducted them to Christ, and worshipped him so devoutly when he lay a babe in the manger, and offered unto him their gold, myrrh, and frankincense, how much more shouldst thou rejoice, now that thou hast both seen and received this sacrament which guideth thy soul unto him where he sitteth at the right hand of his Father in glory?

    The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.

  • We have heard of the Three Graces; the three witches on the Forres Moor; of the three wise men of Gotham, but this triple group were not very sagacious in slumbering when they should have had wide open the hundred eyes of Argus.

    My manse during the war : a decade of letters to the Rev. J. Thomas Murray, editor of the Methodist Protestant,

  • "I shall instruct the astrologers," she had told me, and she must have done, for when the wise men took a dekko at the planets, they couldn't make head or tail of them.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • So, by the advice of the wise men of his kingdom, he caused prayers and offerings to be made in all the temples, and took to wife the beautiful Princess Thawadee.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • And the king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon,

    The Holy Bible: Webster's Bible

  • Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation of it, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.

    The Holy Bible: Webster's Bible

  • As early as his visit to Taxila he had gathered together Indian wise men to question them about their beliefs.

    Alexander the Great

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