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Meanings and phrases
- United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949); Stephen Samuel Wise
- United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900); Isaac Mayer Wise
- having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
- marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; judicious; heady
- improperly forward or bold; fresh; impertinent; impudent; overbold; smart; saucy; sassy
- evidencing the possession of inside information; knowing; wise to
- a way of doing or being
Isaac Mayer Wise
- United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900); Wise
Stephen Samuel Wise
- United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949); Wise
- (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them; Magi
- understand, usually after some initial difficulty; catch on; get onto; tumble; latch on; cotton on; twig; get it
- an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments; smart aleck; wiseacre; wisenheimer; weisenheimer
- a wise and trusted guide and advisor; mentor
- Therefore, the priest is a knowledgeable and wise man.
- They follow the local wise man's advice without success.
- He was described as ‘a wise man ... of great experience.’
- evidencing the possession of inside information; knowing; wise
- get wise to
- cause someone to become aware of something
- There is a passing reference to the wise men of Gotham in "Lorna Doone".
- This detail derives from Nennius, though Nennius was talking about Vortigern's "wise men".
- When he wakes up, he realizes that the dream has some important message, so he consults his wise men.