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noun as in saying

noun as in wise saying


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I should prefer to reverse the apophthegm, and to say that in life I see the promise and potency of all forms of matter.

Emphatic fulfillment does his success afford of the celebrated apophthegm of Mulready, "Know what you have to do, and do it."

Madame de Staël repeats this apophthegm in her work on Germany.

He delivered this apophthegm with emphasis, and repeated it in another form.

Faint heart never won fair lady, he said to himself, in some answering apophthegm.

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On this page you'll find 134 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apophthegm, such as: adage, aphorism, axiom, catchphrase, catchword, and dictum.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.