Noun(1) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
(1) There is literal truth in the proverb that habit is second nature.(2) It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness, as a rough translation of a Chinese proverb goes.(3) To quote a Kannada proverb it is like water off a buffalo's back.(4) When I was younger I had had a Polish violin teacher, and she had told me a Yiddish proverb that proved to be the truth.(5) it's an ancient proverb(6) Sheikh Mo, who fancies himself a prophet of modernisation, likes to impress visitors with clever proverbs and heavy aphorisms.(7) His sayings and proverbs , which embodied his philosophy of life, were handed down from generation to generation.(8) Adinkra symbols usually represent popular proverbs , adages or traditional concepts in Ghanaian culture.(9) He is well known for weaving proverbs and traditional storytelling into the western form of the novel.(10) It's tough to choose a single epitaph for a man who invoked so many epigrams and proverbs .(11) They still exchange mnemonic sayings, adages and proverbs .(12) Riddles, proverbs , and sayings that describe proper behavior for both young and old Kenyans are still common.(13) The epic by Waris is interspersed with proverbs , sayings, folktales, history and poetry par excellence.(14) Beware of proverbs : they are a snare and a delusion.(15) The shrewdness and sharpness of his proverbs and his forceful epigrams serve, in an exceptional degree, to make ethical ideas a popular possession.(16) Riddles and proverbs can influence each other and sometimes a piece of advice in proverb form can be turned into a riddle, or vice versa.
(1) proverb :: peribahasa
1. saying ::
2. adage ::
3. saw ::
4. maxim ::
5. axiom ::
6. motto ::
7. bon mot ::
8. aphorism ::
9. apophthegm ::
10. epigram ::
11. gnome ::
12. dictum ::
13. precept ::
14. words of wisdom ::
Different Formsproverb, proverbial, proverbs
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