Proverb

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  • a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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  • a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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Proverb Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A proverb is a wise saying. Many cultures have collections of these, such as the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament, was said to be written by king Solomon of Israel.



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'Proverb' example sentence in quotations


* A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Miguel de Cervantes

* For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying. - Aeschylus

* A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. - Lord John Russell


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  • How Many English Proverbs Do You Know?
    A proverb sometimes says it all. Complete each proverb then read the explanation that follows. Have fun! Read more on this news related to 'Proverb'
  • Bihar CM Manjhi backtracks on remark on doctors
    Manjhi told the media that he had used a Hindi proverb "hath kaat denge" (will chop off hands) to take a tough line with negligent doctors. Read more on this news related to 'Proverb'
  • Witness the Extraordinary Power of Homegrown Aid in Haiti
    “Piti, piti, zwazo fe nich li.” It’s an oft-repeated proverb in Haiti, roughly translating to “Little by little a bird makes its nest.” It’s also an apt description for how the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti has empowered native Haitians to care for their community in the shadow of natural disasters, epidemics, and political unrest. Read more on this news related to 'Proverb'

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