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And as the lovers grow closer despite the difference in their backgrounds and ages, mad revolutionary warriors and ideologues make plots that will eventually trump the best-laid plans of the innocent and destroy the worldly-wise.
North East football fans know their stuff and are pretty worldly-wise about betting.
Jessica represents the essence of the Maybelline woman: she is sophisticated, worldly-wise and involved, according to the company.
Surely we are all way too worldly-wise nowadays to take any notice to 'comments made to a foreign newspaper'.
I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly-wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.
Scalia is also fond of giving a speech to conservative religious groups during which he brags that he is a "fool for Christ" and heaps scorn of those who dare to adopt a worldly-wise skepticism of the claims of traditional Christianity.
Imagine a new sitcom: A charming, New Agey, middle-aged screwup (think, say, Aida Turturro) takes off for a two-week trip to India, dumping her worldly-wise 9-year old son on her charming, middle-aged gay bear of a brother (Kevin James, maybe?
According to Used Car Buyer magazine, not only are high milers often better maintained, but they also offer the worldly-wise buyer savings of up to pounds 2000 on models like a Ford Focus.
In this world of sceptical, literate, interconnected worldly-wise consumers who care, even obliquely, about rights and responsibilities, who can check prices and join global boycotts at the touch of a Google button--there is no place for Big Food to hide," he said.
Compare this to the much less idealistic, but worldly-wise and technologically experienced picture that Hall paints of the contemporary city and the role of education within it.
Before that crisis, he turns his charms on an ingenue and the worldly-wise Jenifer (the fine Micky Ruffa), a likable, down-to-earth transvestite headed for a sex-change operation.
Eudora Welty's worldly-wise fictions, for instance, were drawn almost entirely from her hometown, Jackson, Mississippi.