Origin of worldly-wise
Examples from the Web for worldly-wise
She was worldly-wise in her way, and thought it best to leave well alone.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Jack looked across the room into the keen, worldly-wise old face.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
Before you grew to be a worldly-wise old lady, and before I had become a cynical old man.
He was worldly-wise enough to suspect that Zen also felt that charm.Dennison Grant|Robert Stead
They felt, on the whole, older than she was, and worldly-wise in comparison.Non-combatants and Others|Rose Macaulay