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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisely, sagelyadverb

    in a wise manner

    "she acted wisely when she invited her parents"


  1. wiselyadverb

    In a wise manner; using good judgement.

    She wisely decided to re-check her homework before submitting it.

  2. Etymology: From wisliche, wislike, from wislice, equvalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wiselyadverb

    Judiciously; prudently.

    Etymology: from wise.

    If thou covet death, as utmost end
    Of misery; so thinking to evade
    The penalty pronounc’d; doubt not God
    Hath wiselier arm’d his vengeful ire. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    He sits like discontented Damocles,
    When by the sportive tyrant wisely shown.
    The dangerous pleasure of a flatter’d throne. Dryden.

    Admitting their principles to be true, they act wisely: they keep their end, evil as it is, steadily in view. John Rogers.

    The doctors, tender of their fame,
    Wisely on me lay all the blame:
    We must confess his case was nice,
    But he wou’d never take advice. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wiselyadverb

    in a wise manner; prudently; judiciously; discreetly; with wisdom

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wisely in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wisely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wisely in a Sentence

  1. Jeanette Taylor-Ramann:

    I appreciate the program, but we can't afford it. I would prefer to pay teachers and classroom assistants rather than people who can just stand guard, we have a $500 million shortfall. I don't think we are using our money wisely.

  2. Kay Lyons:

    Yesterday is a canceled check tomorrow is a promissory note today is the only cash you have -- so spend it wisely.

  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.

  4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

    It’s hard to say no but I’ve just had to be very careful about managing my time and conserving my energy, so you know I’m putting my whole self into Key to the Cure, you can’t spread yourself too thin. That’s why I wanted to choose the organization wisely and carefully.

  5. Whitney Moore Young:

    Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.

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