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  • as inbyword
  • as inmaxim
  • as inmoral
  • as inproverb
  • as insaw
  • as insaying
  • as inwise saying

synonyms for apophthegm

  • adage
  • aphorism
  • axiom
  • catchphrase
  • catchword
  • dictum
  • epithet
  • gnome
  • handle
  • maxim
  • motto
  • nickname
  • precept
  • proverb
  • saw
  • shibboleth
  • slogan
  • gnomic saying
  • standing joke
  • adage
  • aphorism
  • axiom
  • dictum
  • motto
  • proverb
  • theorem
  • belief
  • byword
  • canon
  • commonplace
  • device
  • epithet
  • formula
  • law
  • moral
  • platitude
  • precept
  • prescript
  • rule
  • saw
  • tenet
  • truism
  • brocard
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How to use apophthegm in a sentence

I should prefer to reverse the apophthegm, and to say that in life I see the promise and potency of all forms of matter.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
Emphatic fulfillment does his success afford of the celebrated apophthegm of Mulready, "Know what you have to do, and do it."
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
Madame de Staël repeats this apophthegm in her work on Germany.
REJECTED ADDRESSESJAMES SMITH
He delivered this apophthegm with emphasis, and repeated it in another form.
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
Faint heart never won fair lady, he said to himself, in some answering apophthegm.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 84, OCTOBER, 1864VARIOUS
They have been told that the celebrated apophthegm all for each is the solution of the social problem.
HARMONIES OF POLITICAL ECONOMYFRDRIC BASTIAT
They both belong to the favourite style of apophthegm, in which every sentence is a point or a witticism.
INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE OF EUROPE IN THE FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES, VOL. 2HENRY HALLAM
Never yet did a man of worth dislike good wine, it is a monastical apophthegm.
GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL, COMPLETE.FRANCOIS RABELAIS
This apophthegm is one of the landmarks of religious history.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
He has inspired me with an apophthegm, however—let us give Bonvoisin his due!
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTHLEONARD MERRICK
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WORDS RELATED TO APOPHTHEGM

  • adage
  • aphorism
  • apophthegm
  • axiom
  • catchphrase
  • catchword
  • dictum
  • epithet
  • gnome
  • gnomic saying
  • handle
  • maxim
  • motto
  • nickname
  • precept
  • proverb
  • saw
  • shibboleth
  • slogan
  • standing joke
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.