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synonyms for old-saw

  • banal
  • corny
  • stale
  • threadbare
  • timeworn
  • trite
  • well-worn
  • antiquated
  • common
  • commonplace
  • conventional
  • everyday
  • familiar tune
  • hokey
  • moth-eaten
  • obsolete
  • old
  • old-hat
  • out-of-date
  • outdated
  • outmoded
  • overworked
  • pedestrian
  • played-out
  • quotidian
  • run-of-the-mill
  • stereotyped
  • stock
  • unoriginal
  • worn-out

antonyms for old-saw

MOST RELEVANT
  • fresh
  • new
  • original
  • uncommon
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How to use old-saw in a sentence

Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In the evening, St. Peter's and its accessories were illuminated—by far the most brilliant spectacle I ever saw.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
As his eye became accustomed to the gloom, David Arden saw traces of gilding on the walls.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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