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Definitions of proverbial

  1. PROVERBIALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Well-known; notorious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to, mentioned in, or like, a short, familiar, wise saying; widely spoken of; as, her kindness is proverbial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Pertaining to proverbs: mentioned in or resembling a proverb: widely spoken of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Pertaining to or like a proverb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Comprised in a proverb; pertaining to proverbs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Used or current as a proverb; pert. to or resembling a proverb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for proverbial

  1. They might have asked Government, who so able to instruct our youth as those whose knowledge is proverbial – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
  2. His hospitality and Jack's was proverbial at Muktiarbad. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
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