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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WISDOM

Is there any other wisdom, than true simplicity and innocence?

"I am satisfied with the pursuit of wisdom, not with the fame of it," replied the sage.

The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.

But let not the foundation of our hope rest upon man's wisdom.

Mr Clayton had taught me wisdom, which his own bad conduct could not sully or affect.

It is a test of our courage—of our resolve—of our wisdom—our essential democracy.

His wisdom and patriotism will become henceforth conspicuous.

Its calmness gave the impression of a wisdom behind it that had no existence.

"Certes, Stephen Hapgood, his wisdom doth not suffice," cried the other.

For the first time, he had begun to question the wisdom of what he had done.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wisdom, from wis (see wise (adj.)) + -dom. A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wisdom, Old Norse visdomr, Old High German wistuom "wisdom," German Weistum "judicial sentence serving as a precedent"). Wisdom teeth so called from 1848 (earlier teeth of wisdom, 1660s), a loan-translation of Latin dentes sapientiae, itself a loan-translation of Greek sophronisteres (used by Hippocrates, from sophron "prudent, self-controlled"), so called because they usually appear ages 17-25, when a person reaches adulthood.

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