wise man


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wise man

n.
1. A man who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
2. One of the magi who paid homage to the baby Jesus; a magus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wise man - a wise and trusted guide and advisorwise man - a wise and trusted guide and advisor
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
sage - a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
References in classic literature ?
People commended unto Zarathustra a wise man, as one who could discourse well about sleep and virtue: greatly was he honoured and rewarded for it, and all the youths sat before his chair.
When Zarathustra heard the wise man thus speak, he laughed in his heart: for thereby had a light dawned upon him.
Bekase why: would a wise man want to live in de mids' er sich a blim-blammin' all de time?
I doan k'yer what de widder say, he WARN'T no wise man nuther.
In old England the greatest lords think it great glory to be slapped by a queen, and made garter-knights of; but, be your boast, Stubb, that ye were kicked by old Ahab, and made a wise man of.
The wise man it cannot find in nature, and it makes awkward but earnest efforts to secure his government by contrivance; as by causing the entire people to give their voices on every measure; or by a double choice to get the representation of the whole; or, by a selection of the best citizens; or to secure the advantages of efficiency and internal peace by confiding the government to one, who may himself select his agents.
To educate the wise man the State exists, and with the appearance of the wise man the State expires.
It was about six months later that Agravaine, having ridden into the forest, called upon a Wise Man at his cell.
So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy's flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said:
If a wise man was going to commit a murder, your lake is the last place he would choose for it.
The small man nodded, and after a short silence said: "Where does a wise man hide a leaf?
However, it is the same nowadays; every wise man's mouth complimenting another wise man is a vase of honeyed gall.