[ US /ˈwɪts/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪts/ ]
  1. the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception
    I was scared out of my wits
    he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind
    he used his wits to get ahead
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How To Use wits In A Sentence

  • One of my dazed wits tried to tell me the odds against this actually happening.
  • The Porto Rican boys and girls would be frightened out of their wits if Our Holidays Their Meaning and Spirit; retold from St. Nicholas
  • Ascham, in his elegant description of those whom in modern language we term wits, says, that they are "open flatterers, and private mockers. Lives of the English Poets : Waller, Milton, Cowley
  • It especially showed up the dimwits in the chamber.
  • ADLER: Bonewits was founder and the archdruid of Ar nDraiocht Fein, a Druid fellowship. Longtime Paganism Leader And Lecturer Dies
  • ‘No’ she said sharply ‘but there is no reason for me to talk to brainless dimwits like you, I am after all your prisoner’ she said, and she scowled.
  • But the enemy of concord and the adversary of peace finding his projects to be thus illuded and condemned, and seeing the little fruit he had gotten by setting them all by the ears, resolved once again to try his wits, and stir up new discords and troubles, which befel in this manner. The Fourth Book. XVIII. Wherein Are Decided the Controversies of the Helmet of Mambrino and of the Pannel, with Other Strange and Most True Adventures
  • mester," and was laughed at by the Barbie wits who knew that "maister" was the proper English. The House with the Green Shutters
  • I hear from many people after the classes that they had been at wits' end, almost in tears, not knowing what to do with problem behaviors and not sure anything would help, says Hassel. Pet Talk: Be a Responsible Dog Owner
  • To prevent say our wits being blinded or blasted by the unaccommodated nuclear glare of Reality. Archive 2007-02-01
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