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[ sey-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF saying

Synonyms for saying

  • saw
  • statement
  • adage
  • aphorism
  • apophthegm
  • axiom
  • byword
  • dictum
  • epigram
  • motto
  • precept
  • truism
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAYING

Eudora took it with a deep blush, saying, "Aspasia gave it to me."

At length the servant returned, saying his master was now ready to see them.

Then I heard a voice, saying, 'Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!'

That seemed short enough—but after studying it, I says, What's the use of saying 'eat'?

I thanked her; and she withdrew to read them; saying, she would return them, when she had.

"When you came through the town you waked me up like a whiplash," he was saying.

"I can't tell you what I mean," he was saying in explanation.

She was saying in a thick, soft voice, "It was wrong of you, my darling."

She kept on saying to herself that Mamma didn't know; she didn't know what she had done.

I don't like deceiving my mother; but I should not like to pain her by saying I have been to the theatre.

WORD ORIGIN

"utterance, recitation, action of the verb 'say,' " c.1300, verbal noun from say (v.); meaning "something that has been said" (usually by someone thought important) is from c.1300; sense of "a proverb" is first attested mid-15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SAYING

aphorism

nounsaying expressing a belief, often true
  • adage
  • apothegm
  • axiom
  • dictum
  • maxim
  • moral
  • precept
  • proverb
  • rule
  • saw
  • saying
  • truism

articulation

nounclear, coherent speech
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