One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen (used to express one's resignation to it)‘all those millions are not going to create many jobs, but that's the way of the world’
the way of the world, the world, the way things go, the way of it, the human condition, the times we live in, the usual state of affairs, the school of hard knocksView synonyms
- ‘It is simply the way of the world and we must accept it.’
- ‘‘Such is the way of the world,’ she said casually.’
- ‘That has been the way of the world up until this age.’
- ‘It is the way of the world in the United States today.’
- ‘And, naturally, some of us end up as victims of cruel fate - it's the way of the world.’
- ‘It's always been the way of the world, and always will be.’
- ‘It's the way of the world so I shall have to live with it.’
- ‘In private, profit-oriented businesses, this is merely the way of the world.’
- ‘It is the way of the world that if you have got good female employees that you want to keep, then you have to be flexible.’
- ‘And yet, it is the way of the world and we each have to find a way to live with a modicum of decency and integrity within it.’
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