the wit


: the ability to make good decisions
She had the wit to leave before the situation got any worse.

Examples of the wit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Haunted Mansion doesn’t have one-tenth of the wit or imagination of that decades-old attraction. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 26 July 2023 Tuned in to the historical pathos, the audience was just as attentive to the wit of Stoppard’s dialogue, not wanting to miss a beat of the banter, which resurrects in glistening theatrical form a vanished world. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2023 Written and directed by Lee Cronin, the wit and humor that Campbell brought to past incarnations (including a Starz series revival) is in relatively short supply here. Brian Lowry, CNN, 20 Apr. 2023 All of these are within the wit of the game’s authorities to solve. Rory Smith, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2023 For all the wit and care of the performances, Malcolm and JB register as one-note ciphers because the adaptation cuts them down to little more than plot functionaries. David Benedict, Variety, 5 Apr. 2023

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“The wit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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