We never-the-less decided to postpone discussion until the following day when, as Martha said, we had a night of rumination and our wits about us.
I want him awake with his wits about him when we talk.
She was frightened out of her wits, like the rest of us but it's not like her to just drop out of sight, unless Quinn talked her into it.
It was ridiculous to stand here, trying to match wits with such a polished salesman.
We had to rely on our wits as well as our bodies to get into and out of some really rough places.
Besides, he had the distinct impression he'd best keep his wits about him.
And then, it's up to my wits to keep me alive.
At the end of her wits, Jessi held out her hand to the tall brunette.
During the 'seventies the following epitaph was suggested for him by one of the wits of his day: "Here lies poor old Robert Lowe; Where he's gone to I don't know; If to the realms of peace and love, Farewell to happiness above; If, haply, to some lower level, We can't congratulate the devil."
The city was the literary centre of Federalist ideas in the latter part of the 18th century, being the home of Lemuel Hopkins, John Trumbull, Joel Barlow and David Humphreys, the leading members of a group of authors known as the " Hartford Wits "; and in 1814-1815 the city was the meeting-place of the famous Hartford Convention, an event of great importance in the history of the Federalist party.
His influence, which grew during the 18th century in spite of the depreciation of Dr Johnson, has shared in the eclipse of the Queen Anne wits which began about the time of Jeffrey.
The margravine made Baireuth one of the intellectual centres of Germany, surrounding herself with a little court of wits and artists which gained added prestige from the occasional visits of Voltaire and Frederick the Great.
Myths of unknown antiquity, for example, have been attracted into the legend of Charlemagne, just as the bons mots of old wits are transferred to living humorists.
I found it very hard to keep my wits about me.
Indeed, I am not sure now that I read all the signs correctly, especially as I was much distressed, and found it very hard to keep my wits about me....
"Give me time to collect my wits, Father," said he, with a smile that showed that his father's foibles did not prevent his son from loving and honoring him.
No, lad, either you fellows have all lost your wits, or I have outlived mine.