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ancient wisdom

noun
1.
pre-Christian knowledge, philosophy, and beliefs
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  • Therefore the ancient wisdom says, "With all thy getting, get understanding."

    The Hidden Power

    Thomas Troward
  • She turned her eyes on him with what he had once called her look of ancient wisdom.

    Black Oxen

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • A code has been written,—the pride of a conqueror, and the summary of ancient wisdom.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • Then Jerome, following the ancient wisdom, took Clement and tried him.

  • Moral philosophy is discarded, and the maxims of ancient wisdom are unworthy of their notice.

  • At the last Ardan said: “The ancient wisdom hath it that these are the souls of men and women, that have been, or are to be.”

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod

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