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worldly wisdom

Knowledge gained from experience and everyday life. My dad never finished college, but he has much more worldly wisdom than I do, as a perpetual student.
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Our biblical books of worldly wisdom, particularly Ecclesiastes and Proverbs, abound with observations on life that cannot but strike the reader as profound, timeless insights, which resonate in one's mind and come forward from time to time when they are applicable to the circumstances.
Sounding like they're performing around a bubbling caldron, the two bewitching sisters prove they still have plenty of mojo on the foreboding opener, "There You Go." As elder stateswomen who have seen it all, they offer worldly wisdom for young up-and-comers whose lives are on the fast track and (whether they know it or not) spinning out of control.
Alan Hersh's new book, A Pianist's Dictionary, is both a personal memoir and a compendium of worldly wisdom for the aspiring, as well as the veteran, pianist.
"Oh yes," nodded Arthur with worldly wisdom, "much better." Mam smiled to herself.
Robinson had the additional advantage of a strong cast headed by John Fanning, whose Casanova struck just the right balance between sensuality and mature, worldly wisdom. His ample, expressive baritone retained its strength and color throughout the evening (the character is seldom off stage).
The "Wisdom Writings" of the Hebrew Bible enshrined in the Vulgate Old Testament--principally Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom, and the Song of Songs--combine the dispensation of worldly wisdom in the form of proverbs and meditations with the telling of an allegorical love story between "Solomon," to whom these texts are traditionally ascribed, and the personified figure of Sophia or Sapientia.
Woe to the man or woman who betrays the mystery of the faith and distorts it into worldly wisdom. Woe to those who relegate God and Christianity to mere study and discussion.
But the term 'expert' implies the use of well-defined strategy, indicates a degree of worldly wisdom, supposes a certain flair for the art of the game.
Tiatia played in Japan as well as New Zealand before moving to Swansea, and his worldly wisdom is helping youngsters half his age as they chase honours on three fronts.
John Carr, NCH's new technology adviser, said: "Children are pretty clued up when it comes to technology but they often lack the worldly wisdom to steer them away from its potential hazards.
NCH new technology advisor John Carr said: "Children are pretty clued up when it comes to technology but they often lack the worldly wisdom to steer them away from its potential hazards.
While reading Directed, I existed in this sensitive, sensual, relentless journey of rebellion, criticism, remembrance, love and desire, worldly wisdom, and reverence.
If Yukiko had gained any worldly wisdom from her suffering prior to arriving in Dalat, she too would see it and avoid him; but she is twenty-two and still optimistic, seeing only what she wants to see: an attractive and authoritative older man.
It is easy to see how John Paul might serve as a reliable guide through the often-depressing mire of realist worldly wisdom, on the one hand, and idealist naivete, on the other.
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