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See also: Wisely
From Middle English wisliche, wislike, from Old English wīslīċe (“wisely”, adverb), equivalent to wise + -ly.
wisely (comparative wiselier or more wisely, superlative wiseliest or most wisely)
- In a wise manner; using good judgement.
- She wisely decided to re-check her homework before submitting it.
- 1900 May 17, L[yman] Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y.: Geo[rge] M. Hill Co., →OCLC:
- "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."
- 1947 January and February, H. Holcroft, “"Castles", "Lord Nelsons" and "Royal Scots"”, in Railway Magazine, page 13:
- I still retain an unbounded admiration for G. J. Churchward and all his works, so wisely carried on by his successors.
in a wise manner
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