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Definitions of proverbially

  1. in the manner of something that has become a byword; "this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In a proverbial manner; by way of proverb; hence, commonly; universally; as, it is proverbially said; the bee is proverbially busy. Newage Dictionary DB

Usage examples for proverbially

  1. It is proverbially safe to prophesy when one knows; and it is but this safe prediction which we make every day of child or bud, where we can hardly fail to see the growing man, the coming flower. – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  2. My child, this world is proverbially an uncertain and changing thing. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
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