From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe way of the worldthe way of the worldhow things always happen or are done, especially when this is not easy to changeIn those days these policies favoured men. That was the way of the world. →way
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the way of the world• Yet you have always chosen the way of the world.• Hugh's lovable plans for the way of the world.• Such is the way of the world: one step at a time, one word and then the next.• They said this is the way of the world.• That's the way of the world.• Marty always taking Ernest under wing, telling him the ways of the world, showing him how things worked.• Talk about a crash course in the ways of the world.• The new crowd of lawyers is a bit more savvy to the ways of the world.