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- (n) a worldly-wise person
- A laughing, brawling, gambling man of the world, McMurphy begins his duel with Big Nurse in sheer human exuberance and ends it in a grim, heroic struggle to the death.
- Dour and woefully inarticulate, Rabin has frequently been outshone by Peres, 53, an elegant, personable and cultivated man of the world, whose eloquence is legendary in Israel.
- In the hands of Milton and Goethe, he became successively a tragic hero and a debonair, reasonable-seeming man of the world.