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Correct spelling: proverb

Definition of proverb:

  1. A short sentence expressing a well- known truth, or common fact familiar to experience; a maxim of wisdom; a maxim which is enigmatical; a by- word. Proverbs, a canonieal book of the Old Test, abounding in wise maxims bearing on the conduct of life.

Proverb \p-rove-rb, pr(o)-verb\

Proverb as a boy's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Proverb is "saying". From Proverbs, a book of the Old Testament. Rare. Football player Proverb Jacobs.

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Examples of usage for proverb:

  1. No, not so, said one fellow, for it is an old proverb 'That fish should swim. –  by

Quotes for proverb:

  1. Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.
  2. I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
  3. I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
  4. A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
  5. The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.