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aphorism

noun

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an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
  • what does the aphorism "Hindsight is 20/20" mean?

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“Aphorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/aphorism. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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