HyperDic: the_ways_of_the_world

English > 1 sense of the expression the ways of the world:
NOUNactthe ways of the world, the way of the worldthe manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen
English > the ways of the world: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen.
Examples
  • "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil"
  • "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"
Synonymthe way of the world
Broaderbehavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsmanner of acting or controlling yourself

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