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
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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.
The small man nodded, and after a short silence said: "Where does a wise man hide a leaf?
Bekase why: would a wise man want to live in de mids' er sich a blim-blammin' all de time?
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.
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.
Then you and I are prepared to take up arms against any one who attributes such a saying to Simonides or Bias or Pittacus, or any other wise man or seer?
So all that is said of the wise man by Stoic or Oriental or modern essayist, describes to each reader his own idea, describes his unattained but attainable self.
However, it is the same nowadays; every wise man's mouth complimenting another wise man is a vase of honeyed gall.
Silas might have driven a profitable trade in charms as well as in his small list of drugs; but money on this condition was no temptation to him: he had never known an impulse towards falsity, and he drove one after another away with growing irritation, for the news of him as a wise man had spread even to Tarley, and it was long before people ceased to take long walks for the sake of asking his aid.
The Governor is a wise man--a wise man, and a meek and moderate," said Endicott, setting his teeth grimly.
Well, we shall see what good they will make by exchanging a fool for a wise man.
It was about six months later that Agravaine, having ridden into the forest, called upon a Wise Man at his cell.