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  • adage
  • aphorism
  • axiom
  • dictum
  • motto
  • proverb
  • theorem
  • apophthegm
  • belief
  • byword
  • canon
  • commonplace
  • device
  • epithet
  • formula
  • law
  • moral
  • platitude
  • precept
  • prescript
  • rule
  • saw
  • tenet
  • truism
  • brocard
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How to use by word in a sentence

Not a word now,” cried Longcluse harshly, extending his hand quickly towards him; “I may do that which can't be undone.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Every word that now fell from the agitated Empress was balm to the affrighted nerves of her daughter.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Huxley quotes with satirical gusto Dr. Wace's declaration as to the word "Infidel."
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Whatever you do, don't write a word to that Carr friend of yours; he's as sharp as a two-edged sword.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
At the word of command, the dog crouched down, his whole body quivering with excitement.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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