Phrases with "wisely"

Charles Kingsley Four years he lingers; friends begin to arise from one quarter and another, but he, not altogether wisely or well, refuses all pecuniary help. Burns and His School by Charles Kingsley

Therefore this knight his wife for to plese Hath promised she shal live in rest and ese; And sche to him ful wisely gan to swere, That never shulde ther be defaulte in her. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Anthony Trollope Such being his month’s work—he had not quite four weeks left when he came to this resolution—he wisely resolved to commence it at once. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

As for Sir Joseph, he wisely said nothing, though he was longing intensely to express something of the triumph and exultation which filled his heart. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Henry Fielding On which my parents, thinking I should not want any talents, resolved very kindly and wisely to throw none away upon me. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Rudyard Kipling The two old heads nodded wisely together. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson You wisely counselled me; it was my duty to resist. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Daniel Defoe This was really so prudently and wisely managed, that I found my son was a man of sense, and needed no direction from me. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Olaf Stapledon Lhasa wisely abandoned all hope of restoring the sacred year, and called upon mankind to devote itself for the present mainly to reproduction and the re-establishment of material civilization. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

I sold my curiosities, or rather I sent Pinkerton to sell them; and he had previously bought and now disposed of them so wisely that the loss was trifling. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

G. K. Chesterton Nevertheless there is a real sense in which the phrase may be wisely used, and that is in cases where some stereotyped version of what is happening hides what is really happening from our eyes. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Richard Burton He declined, however, wisely remembering that he had nearly a fortnight of the Persians’ society still to endure. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

She lived obscurely and humbly, and perhaps as wisely as mortal may in this mysterious world, where hope is perpetually follwed by disappointment, and action by repentance and regret. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins He was in no better humor for eating or drinking, than for whistling; so he wisely determined to light his candle forthwith, and go to bed. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Robert Louis Stevenson And even as he worked, and worked wisely and well, over the hated details of his principality, he was secretly maturing a plan by which to turn the situation. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

And so after this, thanne shul ye kepe you wisely from al such peple as I have sayd bifore, and them and there counseil eschiewe. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Benjamin Disraeli As she very wisely said, ‘It must be done,’ and it is done. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

She would have done more wisely had she told me the true state of the case. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

William Makepeace Thackeray Rapidly forming into a line, they advanced headed by their Generals — who, turning their steeds into a grass-field, wisely determined to fight on foot. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

Walter Scott Believe me, Hereward, so ardent and universal an aspiration had not existed in our bosoms, had there not also been means, if steadily and wisely sought, of attaining its accomplishment. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Perhaps you laugh at the prejudice that would degrade you, and would wisely turn it to advantage. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Women are foolish creatures, Mr. Carrington, and you men do wisely when you despise them. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Jules Verne The doctor regretted his friend, but he thought Hatteras had acted wisely in leaving him. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Hence Offa was praised for his fighting and feeing by far-off men, the spear-bold warrior; wisely he ruled over his empire. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

W. H. Hudson I was greatly relieved to hear all this, and thought that Marta had acted wisely in escaping from the villagers, who were always pointing her out and repeating her wonderful history. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

George Eliot His next words were not wisely chosen, but escaped him impulsively. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Wilkie Collins He now doubted for the first time if he had calculated wisely in planning to trust Sally’s sad story, after his marriage, to the sympathies of his wife. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

T. E. Lawrence On the morning of April the eighteenth, Jaafar wisely decided that he could not afford more loss, and drew back to the Semna positions while the troops rested. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Watkin Tench The number of convicts here diminishes every day; our principal efforts being wisely made at Rose Hill, where the land is unquestionably better than about this place. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Wilkie Collins How wisely my good mother had shrunk from looking again at the dear old scenes! I turned my back on the lake, to think with calmer thoughts in the shadowy solitude of the woods. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu But, knowing what a slight matter will sometimes make a recoil, and even found an antipathy, he wisely chose to see it not — and chatting gaily, followed Lady May to the window. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The king sent for his counsel (full wisely he acted) to see whether his kinsmen would think it well that Kriemhild take King Etzel to husband. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Wilkie Collins Money wisely spent in advertising had produced the customary result — every seat was occupied before the proceedings began. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope The priest had wisely shown some deference to the parson, and the parson had immediately returned it, by referring some question to the priest. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini He wisely deemed it a time for frankness. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

He wisely judged, that he should be less likely to experience annoyance from the enemy in this direction, as they might naturally confide in the difficulties of the ground. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

As he wisely said, ‘all is fair in love and war,’ and there was no reason why we should not be friends still. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Robert Louis Stevenson The resources of the state are at the present moment entirely swallowed up, or, as we hope to prove, wisely invested. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry David Thoreau To the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Blessedness and riches are only joined together when the riches are rightly and wisely used; and the poor man only descends into wretchedness when he regards his lot as a burden unjustly imposed. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

I wisely change the scene within, To things that used to please; In pain, philosophy is spleen, In health, ’tis only ease. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Wilkie Collins Once more Captain Wragge warned Magdalen by a look, and, in spite of Noel Vanstone’s hospitable protest, wisely rose to say good-night. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jonathan Swift They thought they could not put their affairs into better hands; and therefore wisely left us to fight their battles. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

John Lewis Burckhard I found, by experience, that putting on a grave face, and talking wisely among them was little calculated to further the traveller’s views. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Conan Doyle Pasques Dieu! they are made to be loved, les petites, from whimple down to shoe-string! I am right glad, mon garçon, to see that the good monks have trained thee so wisely and so well. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arnold Bennett Constance wisely held her peace. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins His laboratory is at the top of the house, and he wisely shuts it off from the bottom to prevent accidents. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne What Peter had torn down, Tabitha had burnt up, for she wisely considered that without a house they should need no wood to warm it, and therefore economy was nonsense. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Daniel Defoe After the first Surprize was over, they kept firing at a Distance, hoisted it again, and vapoured with their Cutlashes on the Poop; tho’ wisely endeavouring at the same Time to get away. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

She told him that he had chosen wisely in selecting so lovely a girl, with a fortune large enough to pay off his mortgages and start him afresh in life. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Helen Zimmern This second marriage gave as little satisfaction to his father as the first, but the elder Edgeworth wisely recognized the fact that he was himself not wholly blameless in the matter. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Wilkie Collins He wisely determined to wait, before he interfered again, until Lady Lundie had thoroughly exhausted herself and her inquiries. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

I should have done more wisely if I had jumped down on the trottoir, and run round the block of carriages in front of the barouche. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

H. Rider Haggard He says very wisely that, with his small prospects, he would rather spend the time in learning how to earn his living. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Sir Thomas Browne We are that bold and adventurous piece of nature, which he that studies wisely learns, in a compendium, what others labour at in a divided piece and endless volume. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Anthony Trollope And if it will give Rachel any pleasure — though I don’t suppose it will, the least in the world; but if it would, she may know that I think she has done wisely to accept him. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser What Cowperwoodhad wisely proceeded to do months before, others less far-seeing, from Maine to California and from the Gulf to Canada, began to do now. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins He wisely determined to rouse his mind by occupying himself with the practical necessities of the moment. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Louisa May Alcott To have a happy youth, to be well and wisely married, and to lead useful, pleasant lives, with as little care and sorrow to try them as God sees fit to send. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether customs and fashions do not supply the place of reason in the vulgar of all ranks? Whether, therefore, it doth not very much import that they should be wisely framed? 17. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We are all not only well fed—sufficiently fed—but so wisely fed that we seldom think of wanting anything further. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Charles Dickens There is an admirable jail here, well and wisely governed, and excellently regulated, in every respect. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

I wisely waited for the boiling of the billy and the making of tea. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Wilkie Collins Under these circumstances, what was the best arrangement that could be made for her? Miss Ladd wisely and kindly wrote to Emily on the subject, and asked for a speedy reply. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Andrew Lang So they were married, and lived happily for many years, and reigned wisely over their kingdom. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was the caw — caw of a crow and it came from the top of the wall, and when she looked up, there sat a big glossy-plumaged blue-black bird, looking down at her very wisely indeed. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle All is possible to the Lord, as Dr. Ferguson wisely says. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Leon Trotsky Stalin himself was wisely absent. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Eliot If Hetty had known he was there, she would not have cried; and it would have been better, for then Arthur would perhaps have behaved as wisely as he had intended. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

E. F. Benson This again was wisely thought of: it would prevent his wife from writing to her. The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson

E. F. Benson He wisely rejected the idea of going into the Church, remarking that ‘I have not one mental qualification, save perhaps hypocrisy, which would make me cut a figure in the pulpit. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Rudyard Kipling But how could we guess? The Boer wisely did not care to sit in trenches as the German experts had recommended. Souvenirs of France by Rudyard Kipling

Jules Verne We shall do wisely to decide upon nothing without a more careful examination of the question. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Believe me, dear, you acted well and wisely in leaving home when you did. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling How alike we English are! Here is an extract from a report: ‘And the Chinese form of decoration which formerly covered the office has been wisely obliterated with whitewash. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells Joseph Conrad was really Teodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski. He had very wisely dropped his surname and was content to be Joseph Conrad to English readers. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Alexander Pope We just as wisely might of Heaven complain That righteous Abel was destroy’d by Cain, As that the virtuous son is ill at ease When his lewd father gave the dire disease. An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope [1734]

He nodded to me his frail and bony head in a wisely mysterious assent. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Wilkie Collins Percy wisely made his honeymoon a long one; he determined to be quite sure of his superior influence over his wife before he trusted her within reach of her father again. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Sometimes the Government prosecuted him, wisely choosing occasions for their displeasure on which they were likely to have popular feeling on their side. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Pickup wisely closed his shop for a while, and went off to the Continent to ransack the foreign galleries. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

But our hero had no intention of waiting for an associate, as he wisely deemed the spoil would suffer much by participation with another. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

For that performance ’twere unfair to scold her: She wisely left a throne too hot to hold her. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Eliot Besides, Harold cherished the belief that, at the present time, Esther was more wisely disposed to bestow these things on another lover in every way eligible. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sir Walter Scott And touching his other offences, we will look wisely and closely into the matter. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Wilkie Collins When we began our conversation, I own to you I was of Oscar’s opinion that he would do wisely to let marriage make him sure of his position in her affections, before he risked the disclosure. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle Behind them streamed hundreds of archers and men-at-arms whose weapons had been wisely taken from them lest a general battle should ensue. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

George Meredith Colonel Goodwin had spoken to him very manfully and wisely as to my relations with my father. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

William Morris But so wisely they led them that they came before the Burg well-nigh unawares; and though it seemed little likely that they should take so strong a place, yet nought less befell. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Tobias Smolle The thief, seeing all his endeavours ineffectual, and himself in danger of being overtaken, wisely quitted his acquisition, and fled into the bosom of a neighbouring wood. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

This course was adopted; and the Professor, after careful examination of the manuscript, opined that Honore would act wisely in preferring any other career to literature. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Geoffrey Chaucer This tresor moste ycaried be by nyghte, As wisely and as slyly as it myghte. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Anthony Trollope No — Lady Laura had done wisely to check the growing feeling of partiality which she had admitted; and now that she was married, he would be as wise as she. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott He was, however, of the opinion of Falstaff, ‘Out, ye villains, play out the play!’ wisely judging it the better way to appear totally unconcerned. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

William Morris So they fell to, wisely and deliberately, and led an host of the best of the carles with them, and bade the women keep their land surely, so that their host was not a great many. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

George Meredith Lukin must see Mr. Warwick. She will do wisely to stay with friends in town, mix in company. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rudyard Kipling At first I feared the great white-flowering waves, but as I saw how wisely Witta led his ship among them I grew bolder. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Bram Stoker I had a reason such as you very wisely guessed. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Jane Austen Mr. Bennet accepted the challenge, observing that he acted very wisely in leaving the girls to their own trifling amusements. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Wilkie Collins This precaution taken, I read the narrative which my good Benjamin had so wisely and so thoughtfully written for me. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Moore notes that while at college he abandoned the practice of confession, his mother, after some protest, “very wisely consenting. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Waddington wisely acceded to his views, and, had he lived, would doubtless have lived to become a rich man. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Theodore Dreiser The latter perceived on the instant that he had a previous liaison to deal with — an angry and outraged lover — and he was not prepared to act either wisely or well. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He had no need of the devices against fertility which, wisely or unwisely, the terrible dilemmas of men drive them to use, for he consummated a marriage whose infertility was assured. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

George Eliot Mr. Stelling wisely turned away, and closed the door behind him; boys’ shyness only wears off in the absence of their elders. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She has rich gifts of heart and mind, a suggestive power, a magnetic influence, a sympathetic knowledge, which, wisely and religiously exercised, are what your condition needs. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Anthony Trollope She was sure of her prey now, and was wisely mindful that it might be well that she should husband her breath. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell As it was, he wisely turned the current of the conversation. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins The captain was wisely silent. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

D. H. Lawrence And the horse, is he to go on carrying man forward into this? — this gutter? No! Man wisely invents motor-cars and other machines, automobile and locomotive. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell My thoughts turned to my uncle — he could advise me wisely — he ought to know all. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

James Joyce But such a good poor brute he was sorry he hadn’t a lump of sugar but, as he wisely reflected, you could scarcely be prepared for every emergency that might crop up. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Wilkie Collins But, I don’t think I shall act wisely if I destroy this. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Meredith He wisely decided to retain the old couple at the lodge, whose members were used to restriction, and also not to purchase a cow, that would have wanted pasture. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Jules Verne On the other side, prudence bids us profit by the first opportunity to leave the Nautilus.” “Well, M. Aronnax, that is wisely said. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Wilkie Collins The danger which Julian so wisely dreaded was in the rest of the face; the love which he had so truly described was in the eyes alone. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

H. G. Wells Everywhere in this field one must go wisely or fail. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

A little advocate having won two thousand five hundred ounces, wisely ordered his carriage and set off for Mexico, with the best fee he had ever received in his life. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

He reasoned, wisely perhaps, that a magistrate can make better use of his time than by remaining shut up in his study, in company with books of law. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Olaf Stapledon Their only fault was that they had served not wisely but too well. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins I remember that the scene of our first meeting after Caroline’s death was wisely and considerately shortened by my aunt, who took me out of the room. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Wilkie Collins But it is equally true that he was affectionate in the domestic circle, and, when moved by wisely applied remonstrance, sincerely penitent for sins committed under temptation that overpowered him. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

A heavy blue-gray metal much used in giving stability to light loversparticularly to those who love not wisely but other men’s wives. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Thomas Carlyle Thou shalt have a wise command of men, thou shalt be wisely commanded by men, — the summary of all blessedness for a social creature here below. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

William Morris That PUNISHMENT of which men used to talk so wisely and act so foolishly, what was it but the expression of their fear? And they had need to fear, since they — i. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Your virtues would not rise an inch, Although your shape was two foot taller, And wisely you let others pinch Great waists and feet to make them smaller. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Wilkie Collins Magdalen kept her gossiping over her purchases for an hour or more, and then wisely determined to distract her attention from all ghostly recollections in another way by taking her out for a walk. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

T. E. Lawrence So we wisely marched on, over monotonous, glittering sand; and over those worse stretches, ‘Giaan’, of polished mud, nearly as white and smooth as laid paper, and often whole miles square. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope And then he walked slowly by himself, backwards and forwards through the garden, thinking of what he had done with reference to this girl, and doubting whether he had done wisely and well. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Catherine wisely put in her tongue. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

There was a sense of hurry upon him that he could not shake off, argue with himself as wisely as he would. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Ralph Waldo Emerson English history, wisely read, is the vindication of the brain of that people. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Andrew Lang Instead of tossing about on his cushions, making himself more uncomfortable than he was already, the man wisely got up and drank some coffee and lit his long pipe. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Kingsley Only I will demand the right to work at it as I think best, patiently, moderately, wisely if I can; for a fanatic I cannot be, even for her sake. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Geoffrey Chaucer Ther nas discord, rancour, ne hevynesse In al that land, that she ne koude apese, And wisely brynge hem alle in reste and ese. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Thomas Hardy Promise that, and tell Retty that there are more worthy men than I in the world, that for my sake she is to act wisely and well — remember the words — wisely and well — for my sake. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Francis Bacon And therefore, as it hath been wisely noted, the most corrected copies are commonly the least correct. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Shakespeare loved not wisely but too well. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

The States-General wisely resolved to have nothing to do with him. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I think you will do wisely to leave these two people to take their own way in the future without any interference on your part. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sir Walter Scott Even a beauty of the first order, after the vigils of a ball are interrupted by the dawn, would do wisely to withdraw herself from the gaze of her fondest and most partial admirers. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Maria Edgeworth He found the balance to be in favour of burning, which was wisely accomplished next day. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells It would have to be a wisely framed list, it would demand the utmost effort of the best intelligence, and that is why something more than the tradesman enterprise of publishers is needed in this work. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Louisa May Alcott Hannah wisely allowed them to relieve their feelings, and when the shower showed signs of clearing up, she came to the rescue, armed with a coffeepot. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson You wisely and nobly counselled me; I have since thought of it with wonder. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Mr. Bowmore, wisely overlooked by a new Government, sank back again into the obscurity from which shrewd Ministers would never have assisted him to emerge. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Jules Verne His father very wisely wished him to receive as solid and complete an education as could then be obtained in the large towns of Brazil. There was nothing which the rich fazender refused his son. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Wilkie Collins He may yet come back to us with a free heart, and he may choose his future wife more wisely next time. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

The French modistes seem to be wisely improving their time, by charging respectable prices for their work. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

God grant that you choose wisely and well! Adieu.” The heart of Lady Lodore burnt within her bosom as she read these lines. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Thomas Love Peacock He remembered too late, on his thorny green bed, Much that well may be thought cannot wisely be said. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

In his own mind Mr. Litchfield was inclined to be annoyed that his client had parted with the many art treasures in the Court so easily, but he wisely kept his opinion to himself. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Wilkie Collins He wisely went straight on with what he had still to say. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Olaf Stapledon The new rulers, the new advisers of the Grand Lama, wisely distinguished between the material achievements of modernism and its social and moral absurdities. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope The ladies of our party declared afterwards that she would have acted more wisely had she kept to herself both O’Brien’s words to her and her answer. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain Early the third morning Tom Sawyer wisely went poking among some old empty hogsheads down behind the abandoned slaughter-house, and in one of them he found the refugee. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Thomas Carlyle His business was to guide his own footsteps wisely through the world. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Robert Louis Stevenson And again, for every station they have an ideal of behaviour, to which the master, under pain of derogation, will do wisely to conform. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Having been trusted with the secret, he is wisely and honourably silent throughout his narrative on the subject of Monaldeschi’s offence. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Mark Twain The streets are wisely made narrow and the houses heavy and thick and stony, in order that the people may be cool in this roasting climate. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins Instead of entering any fresh protest, he wisely waited and watched. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They wisely concluded that a block of apartments was the natural field for their services; and that professional women were their natural patrons. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

I don’t like Jews, either, and I cannot understand how they are the people of God. It is wisely arranged, no doubt. In the World by Maksim Gorky

They would do wisely to decline intercourse with Europeans; but this, of course, is impossible — there is a manifest destiny for them as for their predecessors. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

But he wisely chose to win over his enemy by operating on his conviction. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

He was to deal with facts, not with words, which he wisely left to those who came into the field after the laborers had quitted it, to garner up what they could at second hand. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Your nature wants the harmony, the music which, as the Pythagoreans wisely taught, at once elevates and soothes. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Arnold Bennett He reminded himself wisely that the woman’s code is different from the man’s. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Man is wisely averse to “cleverness” in a woman, but if he possesses any armour wherewith to steel himself against wit it is certain that he seldom puts it on. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Theodore Dreiser In this intermediate stage he wavers — neither drawn in harmony with nature by his instincts nor yet wisely putting himself into harmony by his own free-will. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft He was searching intensely and feverishly for the grave of Joseph Curwen, from whose slate slab an older generation had so wisely blotted the name. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Wilkie Collins Mercy’s wisely candid statement of the manner in which she had first met with Grace, and of the accident which had followed had served Mercy’s purpose but too well. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Walter Scott He, saith the sage, who hath forfeited a treasure, doth not wisely to turn back his head to gaze at it. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

George MacDonald So he wisely gave up the search till he could really read. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Arthur Machen Hence Bill, considering this, wisely contents himself with one pot before mounting on his cab. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence All this Harriet related to the indignant Lovat, though she wisely suppressed the fact that Mrs. Callcott had suggested that “perhaps Mr. Somers might like to have a look at it. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling A cool breath from the snows met us about five miles out of Kalka, and she whined for her coat, wisely fearing a chill on the liver. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

George Meredith Last night he gave me reasons for thinking you would do wisely to confide in Mrs. Mountstuart. It is no longer necessary. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Walter Besant This is wisely ordained lest we forget in the present the joys which await us, greater than mind can conceive or tongue can utter, in the world to come. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Wilkie Collins Pursuing his way to Mr. Farnaby’s house, he decided on mentioning what had happened to Regina. Her aunt had not acted wisely in refusing to let the maid refer to her for a character. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

William Makepeace Thackeray Danby Dixon, the owner of this little treasure, an ex-captain of Dragoons, and having nothing to do, and a small income, wisely thought he would employ his spare time, and increase his revenue. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Henry James He would love wisely — one might even so love agreeably. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell I thought she was ungrateful; for I was not quite sure if I had done wisely in having told her what I did. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Do not pace to and fro with that distracted air, Lady Eversleigh. Believe me, you will do wisely to take things quietly. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The situation was desperate, and it was necessary to act quickly, wisely and energetically, for the family honour was at stake. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Charles Dickens You have dealt so wisely with me, father, from my cradle to this hour, that I never had a child’s belief or a child’s fear. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Wilkie Collins The son (who can blame him?) wisely provided for himself. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Charles Dudley Warner His body was oblong and particularly capacious at bottom; which was wisely ordered by Providence, seeing that he was a man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labor of walking. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

D. H. Lawrence She wisely mistrusted his vagueness. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Simonides the poet, my Sossius Senecio, seeing one of the company sit silent and discourse nobody, said: Sir, if you are fool, it is wisely done; if a wise man, very foolishly. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Wilkie Collins Arriving at Limmeridge late on the evening of the fifteenth, Miss Halcombe wisely resolved not to attempt the assertion of Lady Glyde’s identity until the next day. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle But you speak wisely and well, for Sir Robert should indeed be told what is going forward now that we have gone so far. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jules Verne He wisely preferred to buy a carriage, and journey by stages, stimulating the zeal of the postillions by well-applied “na vodkou,” or tips. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

He employed himself in revising and burnishing all his later works, as those upon which he wisely relied for his reputation with future generations. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

His mother, therefore, wisely resolved to give him all the advantages which an education could confer. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Jules Verne I think Ayrton has spoken wisely and well, and I side with him. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Washington Irving To prevent all danger of the kind, the king wisely determined to rear the prince in a seclusion where he should never see a female face, nor hear even the name of love. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jules Verne Pencroft also had wisely not waited till the river was frozen, but had brought enormous rafts of wood to their destination. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Decided not to worry myself any more about the James’s; for, as Carrie wisely said, “We’ll make it all right with them by asking them up from Sutton one evening next week to play at Bézique. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

And then I hustled him out of the crowd into a cool interior; for the Gate City was stirred that day, and the hand-organs wisely eliminated “Marching Through Georgia” from their repertories. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]