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In cases in which no attempt is made to ignore the accusation, the small wits are wont to be busy discovering exculpations.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
In spite of her sharpened wits, Mrs. Kaye smiled radiantly into Isabel's guileless eyes.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In a party of wits an argument took place as to the definition of a reasonable animal.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
And indeed for most young men a college thesis is but an exercise for sharpening the wits, rarely dangerous in its later effects.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
Matt, getting quick control of his wits, had been running his eyes over the roadster.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
This discovery was one of the great feats of the human mind; it baffled the wits of the best men for thousands of years.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
But to-day the brooding trouble came, and I was at my wits ends for a way out.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
This manner of expressing themselves in hints and negations must have greatly sharpened the wits of the Scotch.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
De Valmont did not follow him, but stood staring darkly about, as though wanting half his wits.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
He studied the magazines in the libraries, and racked his wits for new ideas to interest their editors.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO WITS

  • acumen
  • alertness
  • aplomb
  • calmness
  • cool
  • coolness
  • imperturbability
  • levelheadedness
  • quickness
  • sangfroid
  • self-assurance
  • self-command
  • self-composure
  • self-possession
  • sensibility
  • sobriety
  • watchfulness
  • wits
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