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Half an inch taller than Kerry, she fully merited the compliment designed by that trite apothegm, "a fine woman."
DOPESAX ROHMER
And he quoted with approval the infamous apothegm of Louis the Eleventh: "Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare."
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
The trouble with Riderhood's apothegm is that it supplies an endless excuse for not doing it.
FROM THE EASY CHAIR, SERIES 2GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS
"Les femmes se suivent et se ressemblent toujours," said I, parodying a well-known apothegm.
IN THE DAYS OF MY YOUTHAMELIA ANN BLANDFORD EDWARDS
This legend reads like a moral apothegm on the increasing value of life as it passes away.
ROMAN MOSAICSHUGH MACMILLAN
He delighted to express his opinions by an apothegm, illustrate them by a parable, or drive them home by a story.
OUR AMERICAN HOLIDAYS: LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAYVARIOUS
In reading the above sentence a curious apothegm of an old weather-beaten Dutch navigator comes full upon my recollection.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
The great poet Mutanebbi has given us an apothegm of great power on this very subject.
THE WOMEN OF THE ARABSHENRY HARRIS JESSUP
You venerate them accordingly, while you mutter the old Swede's apothegm about the 'small intelligences' that rule mankind.
THE MARTINS OF CRO' MARTIN, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
In the early Saxon law it was expressed by the apothegm "Factum reputabitur pro volunte."
THE EMANCIPATION OF MASSACHUSETTSBROOKS ADAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO APOTHEGM

  • adage
  • aphorism
  • apothegm
  • battle cry
  • byword
  • catchphrase
  • cry
  • epigram
  • formula
  • maxim
  • precept
  • proverb
  • rallying cry
  • rule
  • saw
  • sentiment
  • shibboleth
  • war cry
  • watchword
  • word
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