pithy+saying

  • 1 pithy saying — index catchword, maxim Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 saying — Synonyms and related words: Parthian shot, adage, address, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, ana, analects, announcement, annunciation, answer, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm, assertion, asseveration, averment, avouchment, avowal, axiom,… …

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  • 3 saying — saying, saw, adage, proverb, maxim, motto, epigram, aphorism, apothegm can all denote a sententious expression of a general truth. A saying is a brief current or habitual expression that may be anonymous, traditional, or attributable to a… …

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  • 4 saying — [sā′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one who says 2. something said; esp., an adage, proverb, or maxim SYN. SAYINGSAYING is the simple, direct term for any pithy expression of wisdom or truth; a SAW2 is an old, homely saying that is well worn by repetition… …

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  • 5 Saying — A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be a pithy expression of wisdom or truth. [1] There are a number of specific types of saying: Apothegm. “…an edgy, more cynical aphorism; such as, ‘Men are generally more… …

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  • 6 pithy — adjective pithy comments/saying/advice etc strongly and cleverly stated, without wasting any words pithily adverb pithiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 saying — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. saw, maxim, proverb, adage, epigram, dictum, ipse dixit. See affirmation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mentioning, making clear, revealing, pointing out, giving out, remarking, noting, announcing,… …

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  • 8 proverb — proverblike, adj. /prov euhrb/, n. 1. a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought; adage; saw. 2. a wise saying or precept; a didactic sentence. 3. a person or …

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  • 9 PROVERB — (Heb. מָשָׁל, mashal; pl. מְשָׁלִים, meshalim). The term proverb as a translation of the biblical Hebrew word mashal denotes certain specific literary forms, particularly of wisdom literature. Several of these forms are also referred to by the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 10 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 11 Phocion — (in Greek Φωκίων, also called Phokion, c402 c318 BC, nicknamed The Good) was an Athenian statesman and a Strategos.Phocion was a successful politician of Athens. He believed that an extreme frugality was the condition for virtue and lived in… …

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  • 12 aphorism — Synonyms and related words: abridgment, adage, ana, analects, apothegm, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, brocard, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich …

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  • 13 apothegm — Synonyms and related words: adage, ana, analects, aphorism, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, brocard, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram,… …

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  • 14 epigram — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, abridgment, adage, alba, ana, anacreontic, analects, aphorism, apophthegm, apothegm, axiom,… …

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  • 15 mot — Synonyms and related words: adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram,… …

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  • 16 witticism — Synonyms and related words: adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, drollery,… …

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  • 17 adage — Synonyms and related words: ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, catchword, collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram, expression, gnome, golden saying, maxim, moral, mot, motto, oracle, phrase, pithy… …

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  • 18 ana — Synonyms and related words: Festschrift, adage, album, analects, anthology, aphorism, apothegm, aquarium, archives, axiom, beauties, biographical material, biographical records, body, byword, canon, catchword, chrestomathy, clippings, collectanea …

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  • 19 analects — Synonyms and related words: Festschrift, adage, album, ana, anthology, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, beauties, byword, canon, catchword, chrestomathy, clippings, collectanea, collected sayings, collected works, collection, compilation, complete… …

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  • 20 axiom — Synonyms and related words: a belief, a priori principle, a priori truth, absolute fact, accepted fact, actual fact, adage, admitted fact, affirmation, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, apriorism, article of faith, assertion, assumed position,… …

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