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Proverb

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(1):

(v. i.) To write or utter proverbs.

(2):

(n.) An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.

(3):

(v. t.) To provide with a proverb.

(4):

(n.) A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.

(5):

(n.) A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.

(6):

(n.) A drama exemplifying a proverb.

(7):

(v. t.) To name in, or as, a proverb.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Proverb'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/proverb.html. 1828.

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