One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The manner or extent of something.‘he did it this wise’
in no wise
archaic Not at all.
- ‘‘Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out ‘.’
- ‘He knows that his view is fraudulent, but that in no wise affects his ability to believe it.’
- ‘The ‘welcome’ signs, artfully disposed, make it clear that hospitality is merely an allusive flavor; they are in no wise meant to be taken literally.’
- ‘It is admitted that he did sincerely believe in the soundness of his ship; but the sincerity of his conviction can in no wise help him, because he had no right to believe on such evidence as was before him.’
- ‘Yes, I rule on it and my ruling is that I am in no wise disqualified from hearing the case.’
Old English wīse, of Germanic origin; related to wit.
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