the way of the world


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Noun1.the way of the world - the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen; "the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world"; "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil"; "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"
behavior, conduct, doings, behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
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In 1957, his career on the Daily Telegraph began when he began writing the Way of the World column under the name of Peter Simple.