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Noun: the way of the world
  1. The manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen
    "the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world"; "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil"; "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world";
    - the ways of the world

Derived forms: the ways of the world

Type of: behavior [US], behaviour [Brit, Cdn], conduct, doings