One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who is experienced in the ways of sophisticated society.
- ‘Now, excuse me, I'm a man of the world, and I, for one, find this a rather worrying development.’
- ‘They went out as wide-eyed and gangly young teens, and came back seasoned men of the world, who had developed exotic tastes for horse meat, brandy, and long elegant cigarettes.’
- ‘She seemed to personify what we were trying to achieve with the programme: a woman of the world who takes her destiny into her own hands.’
- ‘It quickly became clear that Lyon is a man of the world.’
- ‘Born in Singapore, growing up in East London and now based in Los Angeles, Clarisse is a woman of the world.’
- ‘Leonardo and Michelangelo, rivals in everything, were both men of the world and men of business.’
- ‘What a great example Kelly is to impressionable young women of the world.’
- ‘Collis told Dick how Rosemary has become a woman of the world, much different from the young girl they had known.’
- ‘As a woman of the world, Hillary, do you think I should do it?’
- ‘On the contrary, he was a man of the world, an experienced soldier, widely travelled, with close contacts with many of the leading men of affairs, both in his own city and elsewhere.’
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