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apothegm

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an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
  • her mother endlessly repeated the apothegm "cleanliness is next to godliness"

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The first known use of apothegm was in 1548

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“Apothegm.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apothegm. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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