Sentence Examples with the word worldly-wise

The earliest to give expression to it was Virgil; but the spell was soon acknowledged by the colder and more worldly-wise Horace.

The consistency of her character throughout life makes it highly probable that even at the age of fifteen she was mature enough to adopt this worldly-wise line of conduct.

He was the last man in the world to act on the worldly-wise maxim that an enemy should always be treated as if he may one day be a friend, and a friend as if he might become an enemy.