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proverbs

noun
plural of proverb

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an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
  • her grandfather has a proverb for every occasion

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“Proverbs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/proverbs. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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