wise up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wise up get wise to "They wised up to it"
    • v wise up cause someone to become aware of something
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Quotations

  • Bob Dylan
    Bob%20Dylan
    “Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.”
  • Hsueh-Dou
    Hsueh-Dou
    “The wise boldly pick up a truth as soon as they hear it. Don't wait or a moment, or you'll lose your head.”

Usage

In literature:

The lesson may be summed up in this wise: Make such use of your wealth as shall insure you friends hereafter.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
My kind of work has wised me up to what folks are likely to do!
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Come, you will be wise; so give up your errors.
"Villegagnon" by W.H.G. Kingston
God, for some wise reason, has shut him up to Himself.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
I said: `If you want to grow up a good, wise man like father, you must learn to be gentle and polite.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
I have never yet made up my mind whether this personage was a wise man or a fool.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
In how many lives should we behold a spirit "bound together," who "could in no wise lift herself up!
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Then, for fear Barb would get wise, you and Van Horn got up the raid and killed Dutch Henry, so he couldn't talk.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
He wisely gave the governor but five minutes to make up his mind.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last I thought it wise to give up the point for the present.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Then up and swore Jarl Thorkell
"By Gimli and by Hel,
O Vala of Thingvalla,
Thou singest wise and well!
"The Dole Of Jarl Thorkell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Deftly she folded up the prize,
With lovely avarice;
Like one whom having had made wise,
She bore it off in bliss.
"The Prism" by George MacDonald
Then up and spake the popinjay,
Sae wisely counselled he.
"Now say it in the proper way:
Gae doon upon thy knee!"
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
The fool's the downfal of her race,
The wise-one e'en may cities raise,
The fool will make her husband sigh,
The wise will lift up her's on high.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
It is not that the Past was sweet,--
Many griefs were there;
It is not that the Future's feet
Are shrouded up in care;
Providence is wise and kind,
And I am strong for heart and mind.
"Low Spirits" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
You were but a child, Jenny Allen,
But that hour made you wise;
A woman's grief and holy strength
Sprang up in your mournful eyes;
Ah, you were an angel, Jenny,
An angel in woman's guise.
"Jenny Allen" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Patrick needs to wise up .
Readers wise up , don't fall for scams.
In other words, Mr Cox, wise up and think before you speak.
Wise up and appreciate the greatness of Michael Phelps.
County voters need to wise up .
Umpires really need to Wise up .
Wise Up With Shane Watts' Riding Academy – Dirt Rider Magazine.
Lundberg, wise up : Climate change is real and impacting our national parks.
Is he beginning to wise up .
They need to wise up , and quickly.
The group rates charities in an annual Wise Giving guide based on their administration, finances, and how much of their funds end up helping a cause.
ATLANTA — Stan Wise is the longest-serving member of the Public Service Commission, and he's facing a political newcomer in David Staples, setting up a contest of contrasts.
They evidently haven't wised up on the issue.
Unfortunately, if any of four council members don't wise up soon, Vincenzo will be the former mayor.
It is a step up, price-wise, from the opening-price-point Celebrations collection, which is also new.
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In science:

These filaments are not obtained in the Keller-Segel model (parabolic model) which leads to point-wise blow up or round aggregates [52,42].
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
The modular concept provides timely step-wise installation, access, and future up-scaling.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
Given this set-up, the proof consists of verifying each of the following claims for Partord (T ), and then referring to . (1) Partord (T ) is an LRB (left regular band) semigroup with component-wise composition.
Note: Random-to-front shuffles on trees
These lower bounds match the upper bounds for random spreading up to logarithmic factors, showing that random external-infection policies are order-wise optimal for such spatially-constrained graphs.
Epidemic Spreading with External Agents
Finally, we follow this up with a converse result that shows that no other policy can better this time (order-wise, up to the logarithmic factor) with significant probability.
Epidemic Spreading with External Agents
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