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aphorism

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  1. an often stated observation regarding something from common experience what does the aphorism “Hindsight is 20/20” mean? Synonyms adage, saying, apothegm, byword, epigram, maxim, proverb, saw, sententia, wordRelated Words bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, wheeze; expression, felicity; axiom, motto, precept, truism, truth; formula; comment, note, reflection, remark

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