The old picture of a hustler is a wizened guy, standing on a street corner selling some assortment of unsavory goods.
As one wizened figure in The Dragon-Song Chronicle puts it, “Magic is not the only power in this world.”
She sighs exasperatedly and dispenses surprisingly lucid advice like a wizened old veteran.
On this day, I think back to an interview I conducted several years ago with a tiny, wizened woman named Tran Thi Nhut.
While no one was looking, Darth Vader has been replaced by a wizened, if still ornery, Grandpa Munster.
Beside the platform stood a wizened and elderly little man in tweeds.
She took the old woman in her arms and kissed her wizened cheeks.
He was a dried-up and wizened old man, but I found him as active as a youth of twenty.
He looked in the glass, and found himself to be yellow, and wrinkled, and wizened.
Theydon turned troubled eyes on the wizened little man who seemed to have the power of reading his secret thought.
Old English wisnian, weosnian "to wither," cognate with Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanen "to dry up, shrivel, wither;" German verwesen "to decay, rot." Related: Wizened.