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the way of the world meaning

  "the way of the world" in a sentence
  • Noun: the way of the world
    1. The manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen
      "the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world"; "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil"; "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"
      - the ways of the world

    Derived forms: the ways of the world

    Type of: behavior [US], behaviour [Brit, Cdn], conduct, doings

Examples

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  1. he was a philosopher, full of little sayings and homilies about the ways of the world.
  2. she is unschooled in the way of the world
  3. time enough, understand all the ways of the world
  4. well, that's not just crime . that's the way of the world
  5. william congreve . the way of the world

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