Prov·​erbs ˈprä-ˌvərbz How to pronounce Proverbs (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a collection of moral sayings and counsels forming a book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Examples of Proverbs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was a reference to Proverbs 17:17, Woods said. Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star, 20 Feb. 2024 Quoting the Bible Scott's wedding announcement on social media included a Bible verse - Proverbs 18:22 - and pictures of him and Noce on the beach near Charleston, S.C. Scott's bachelor status became a subject of interest during his presidential campaign. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 Rescue dogs are still important to the pair, who volunteer and foster through the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue in Tennessee. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 Kanye loves the Books of Poetry of the Bible: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2023 In his Friday opinion piece, Green challenged business leaders to assess their source of truth, offering hints of wisdom from the book of Proverbs and stressing the importance of tithing. Taylor Penley, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2022 This fleece blanket is covered with words from Proverbs 3:5-6 about trusting the Lord. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 24 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Proverbs was in the 14th century

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“Proverbs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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Prov·​erbs ˈpräv-ˌərbz How to pronounce Proverbs (audio)
: a collection of moral sayings and counsels forming a book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible table

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