get wise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get wise understand, usually after some initial difficulty "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
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Quotations

  • M. Henry
    M. Henry
    “Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late”
  • John Pierpont Morgan
    John Pierpont Morgan
    “The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.”

Usage

In literature:

Nature wisely put it there, and society could not very well get along without it.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Wisely and beneficently is it arranged that Virtue should be her own reward, since she gets no other.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
It might be a wise plan for the Government to stir up a little revolution on its own hook and get in the first hits.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
Reckon he thinks that mebbe Dakota didn't get wise to the calf deal.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
That oil might have laid there for years without your getting wise to it.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Tom's won you, and you'd better get wise to that.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Only stage reporters carry note books, and, of late they are getting "wise" and abstaining from it.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
I had a secret not at all complacent, for it seemed anxious to get out, and while unhappy from its presence, I thought it wise to retain it.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
And when the hotel gets wise to a guy like you we tip him off and he beats it!
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
To get Valentia back, as he vaguely hoped, some time, however distant, he had acted most wisely, and he knew it.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
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In poetry:

Said the Network skeleton
Believe my lies
Said the Advertising skeleton
Don't get wise!
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
They struck strange Memnons, getting vain replies,
And vainer sounds, but still
They ask'd the foolish and the seeming wise
What will
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
When man grows staid and wise,
Getting a house and home, where he may move
Within the circle of his breath,
Schooling his eyes;
That dumbe inclosure maketh love
Unto the coffin, that attends his Death.
"Mortification" by George Herbert
And Willy's wife has written, she never was over-wise.
Get me my glasses, Annie: thank God that I keep my eyes.
There is but a trifle left you, when I shall have past away.
But stay with the old woman now: you cannot have long to stay.
"The Grandmother" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Though yo've but a humble cot,
An yore share's a seedy lot;
Though yo goa to bed i'th dumps, an get up i'th mornin mad,
Yet yo'll find its mich moor wise,
What yo have to fondly prize,
For yo'll nivver know ther vally till yo've lost em, lad.
"When Lost" by John Hartley

In news:

Marshall said it would be "a wise decision" to get out of the composting business because the city could save $180,000 of the $350,000 it spends each year on the center.
If attorney Steven Wise gets his way, next year could be a game changer for animal rights in America.
Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune archive When you pack your lunch, you know exactly what you're getting, nutrition -wise.
All I did was ask them to help and then, luckily, was wise enough to get out of the way .
It's Getting Dark Around the Garden, Hoops-Wise.
America is getting browner and browner—not only population -wise, but also culturally and politically.
One way to get on the right track is by organizing your kitchen, which will help you to save time, money and eat wisely.
Maybe my problem is that convicted and unrepentant liars such as Oliver North become pundits and continue to get national airplay as though what they say is wise counsel.
It's a great way to get an idea of where you are health-wise.
Wouldn't it be wise to get the permit before buying a detailed architectural plan.
America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically.
These are produced in limited runs, so it'd be wise of you to get one while you can.
0If you didn't get all of your gardening chores done last spring, maybe you were wise to wait.
Women Get Wise About Store Brands.
Now that planting is in full swing, getting plants established while using water wisely is essential for a successful growing season.
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In science:

This is like conditioning k + 1 Bernoulli variables to have an odd sum, so that you get a k-wise independent structure.
Random walks with $k$-wise independent increments
As a result of this interpolation we get a continuous piece-wise linear function ˜f defined on the whole triangle co(∆n ).
A simple proof of associativity and commutativity of LR-coefficients (or the hive ring)
Then, we get a skew classical, generalized CRF-structure E associated with the pair (V , σ) where V is the vertical distribution (tangent to the symplectic fibers) and σ is the fiber-wise symplectic form extended by 0 on H.
Generalized CRF-structures
Simple simulations show that from 20000 points experiment, one can get the empirical distribution of point-wise distance.
Faster Random Walks By Rewiring Online Social Networks On-The-Fly
Now replace φ by φ + φ′ , then one get Ω′ = Ω + i∂ ¯∂ φ and φ = φ0 on ∂D . (Note that in different local charts, (z , w) and (v , x) in M, where z , v pro ject down to the same disc variable. ∂z ¯z φ′ = ∂v ¯v φ′ since φ′ is constant fiber-wise.) This finishes the proof of finding potential φ if U is sufficiently small.
Test configurations and Geodesic rays
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