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From Middle English wisliche, wislike, from Old English wīslīċe ‎(wisely, adverb), equvalent to wise +‎ -ly.



wisely ‎(comparative wiselier or more wisely, superlative wiseliest or most wisely)

  1. In a wise manner; using good judgement.
    She wisely decided to re-check her homework before submitting it.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      "My second command to the Winged Monkeys," said Glinda "will be that they carry you safely to the land of the Winkies. Your brains may not be so large to look at as those of the Scarecrow, but you are really brighter than he is—when you are well polished—and I am sure you will rule the Winkies wisely and well."