You may want to look away but James and his camera, wisely, do not.
The spymasters are wisely reminding Israelis their country is strong and powerful, writes Bruce Riedel.
But these unprecedented earthquakes are also a wake-up call that cannot be wisely ignored.
Instead of keeping the history-making case for himself, Stevens wisely assigned the opinion to Kennedy.
Exxon wisely didn't do much to celebrate its cleanup efforts.
Paquita, with the wisdom of elder sisterhood, more than half believed she read the younger's heart, but wisely held her peace.
Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.
And all the time Reckage was here—asking you, wisely enough, to marry him.
These guaranties must be sacredly preserved and wisely strengthened.
The house of Austria did not govern Spain as wisely as its predecessors.
Old English wis, from Proto-Germanic *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wis, Old Norse viss, Dutch wijs, German weise "wise"), from past participle adjective *wittos of PIE root *weid- "to see," hence "to know" (see vision). Slang meaning "aware, cunning" first attested 1896. Related to the source of Old English witan "to know, wit."
A wise man has no extensive knowledge; He who has extensive knowledge is not a wise man. [Lao-tzu, "Tao te Ching," c.550 B.C.E.]Wise guy is attested from 1896, American English. Wisenheimer, with mock German or Yiddish surname suffix, first recorded 1904.
"way of proceeding, manner," Old English wise, ultimately from the same source as wise (adj.). Cf. Old Saxon wisa, Old Frisian wis, Danish vis, Middle Dutch wise, Dutch wijs, Old High German wisa, German Weise "way, manner." Most common in English now as a suffix (e.g. likewise). For sense evolution from "to see" to "way of proceeding," cf. cognate Greek eidos "form, shape, kind," also "course of action." Ground sense is "to see/know the way."
A person who exerts influence, esp in a covert way; operator: Grunewald, bigtime wirepuller in the tangled Washington bureaucracy (1833+)