Today it is wiser and more sensitive to public outcry against gross and systematic abuse of human rights.
Paris was, for James, the center of an older, wiser, more sophisticated culture than the US.
Since the credit cards would never be used, noone would be the wiser.
The more of these micromoments you each have, the more each of you grows happier, healthier, and wiser.
Or would you rather just pay the ransom and leave no one else the wiser?
A wise man sometimes has to take his sentiments from a wiser woman.
Mayo, I am older than you are and wiser about the law and such matters.
As time went by, with every new experience and with every new escape, Chippy grew larger and wiser and stronger.
They are like two children, but it is a pity Eugene had not been wiser.
The wiser man does not let himself get angry in the first place unless the situation calls for fight.
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+)