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Definitions of wisdom

  1. ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
  2. the quality of being prudent and sensible
  3. accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  4. the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
  5. an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC
  6. The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.
  7. The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.
  8. The quality of being wise; knowledge; the power of applying knowledge possessed; learning; skill in affairs; good judgment.
  9. Quality of being wise: judgment: right use of knowledge: ( B.) piety.
  10. Right use of knowledge; judgment.
  11. The power of true and just discernment; the right use of knowledge; sound, practical judgment.
  12. A high degree of knowledge; erudition.
  13. The quality of being wise; the right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of worthy ends and of the best means to accomplish them; sound sense; the exercise of sound judgment either in avoiding evils or attempting good; quickness of intellect; readiness of apprehension; dexterity in execution; natural instinct and sagacity. In scripture, human learning; erudition; knowledge of arts and sciences; wise judgment and conduct; godliness; piety.
  14. See wise.
  15. The right use or application of knowledge; judicious conduct; prudence; sound judgment; piety.
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Usage examples for wisdom

  1. But her wisdom is very rare. – A Dog of Flanders by Louisa de la Rame)
  2. But not all your wisdom can help my trouble." – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  3. As with a Christian the fear of the Lord was the beginning of wisdom so with a wife the fear of her husband was the beginning of wisdom – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  4. She had not yet such a love of wisdom as to be able to bear with folly. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  5. May Heaven help me, and give me wisdom for that. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  6. I have a fear this night will prove my wisdom – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  7. And first there was the wisdom of the East. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  8. I live with wisdom – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  9. The wisdom is in your imagination, I think. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  10. But a new thing has come into the story of the earth- wisdom and fine emotion. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  11. Mrs. Light has a high opinion of your wisdom of your kindness, and she has reason to believe you have influence with her daughter." – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. I have the Holy Book; first let us pray, and then we can seek wisdom there. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  13. Bother your Common- sense and Wisdom – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  14. I know the hour is late; but it is not too late for wisdom – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  15. 2. Of how much value is wisdom – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  16. She listened gravely, contrasting her ignorance at two with her wisdom at five. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  17. Was it not wisdom that he seized the first opportunity to leave it? – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  18. Daisy lifted her wise little face, which indeed looked as if it were heavy with something beside wisdom towards her friend; she was not ready with an answer. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. In which they do not show their wisdom – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  20. It would seem to follow that knowledge and wisdom are the same? – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
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