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English definition of “sadder but wiser”

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sadder but wiser

If someone is sadder but wiser after a bad experience, they have suffered but they have also learned something from it.
Translations of “sadder but wiser”
in Chinese (Traditional) 經一事,長一智…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃一堑,长一智…
(Definition of sadder but wiser from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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