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synonyms for apothegm

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apothegm, such as: aphorism, axiom, dictum, maxim, moral, and proverb.

How to use apothegm in a sentence

  • Half an inch taller than Kerry, she fully merited the compliment designed by that trite apothegm, "a fine woman."

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • And he quoted with approval the infamous apothegm of Louis the Eleventh: "Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare."

  • The trouble with Riderhood's apothegm is that it supplies an endless excuse for not doing it.

    From the Easy Chair, series 2 | George William Curtis
  • "Les femmes se suivent et se ressemblent toujours," said I, parodying a well-known apothegm.

    In the Days of My Youth | Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • This legend reads like a moral apothegm on the increasing value of life as it passes away.

    Roman Mosaics | Hugh Macmillan

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