- wit·ted·ness, noun
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How to use witted in a sentence
At first this is merely a point of disgust for the children who, by contrast, are quick-witted and precocious, desperate to distance themselves from their elders.20 Essential Works of Climate Fiction for Your Reading List | smurguia | October 5, 2021 | Outside Online
We learn over the course of more than 400 pages that the portrait Bourdain painted of himself — tough, empathetic, quick-witted, curious, damaged, competitive, no-nonsense — was just a sketch.Anthony Bourdain’s messy, brilliant life comes into focus in a new oral biography | Tim Carman | September 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Their quick-witted banter, fueled by lots and lots of coffee, made the series stand out amid other teen-focused shows that tend to portray parents as antagonistic or clueless.12 female-forward TV shows to fill the ‘Younger’- and ‘Bold Type’-shaped hole in your heart | Inkoo Kang, Sonia Rao, Bethonie Butler | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Even the most quick-witted cops and the most skillful surgeons could not have saved him.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life | Michael Daly | January 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So there we have it: another lewd, dull-witted performance has sent America into a tailspin of indignation.
Quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and flirtatious, Anne drew a coterie of men to her, and each would lose his head for her.
The U.S. appears slow-witted on this, and the Qataris appear quick and nimble.
Vidal had the best of all this because he was quick-witted and by far the funniest.Gore Vidal Epitomized an Era When Writers Were Like Rock Stars | Malcolm Jones | August 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was a pretty bright sort, that same Goodell, quick-witted, nimble of tongue above the average Englishman.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Meanwhile Mr. Crow had been thinking rapidly—for he was a quick-witted old scamp.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
He saved my life there, and his quick-witted devotion was shown in many other instances during a most exciting journey.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The waiter, a quick-witted rogue enough, seemed to be thoroughly enjoying this midnight conversation.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Or, what more likely than that these ignorant and half-witted people should seek to manage an afflicted kinswoman by violence?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for -witted
(in combination) having wits or intelligence as specified: slow-witted; dim-witted
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