worldly-wise

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORLDLY-WISE

Percolation is a slow process in the hard head of the worldly-wise.

Then this by Hogarth is entirely wise and right; but worldly-wise, not divine.

Johnny seemed much more expert and worldly-wise than either of us.

They were all dirty and ragged, and the faces of many were old and worldly-wise.

Most of these worldly-wise counsels were not given directly to Jennie.

She was an eminently good woman, but very far from worldly-wise.

She was energetic by nature, selfish by philosophy, clever and worldly-wise by training.

Behind that worldly-wise, satirical mask was she mocking at him?

Here the wife exclaimed, “How worldly-wise these English are!”

Mr. Lucas might be worldly-wise, but here I knew better than he.

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