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proverbial expression

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  • Proverbial — Pro*ver bi*al, a. [L. proverbialis: cf. F. proverbial.] 1. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial. [1913 Webster] In case of excesses, I take the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proverbial phrase — A proverbial phrase or a proverbial expression is type of a conventional saying similar to proverb transmited by oral tradition. The difference is that a proverb is fixed expression, while a proverbial phrase permits alterations to fit the… …   Wikipedia

  • proverbial — pro|ver|bi|al [prəˈvə:biəl US ə:r ] adj 1.) the proverbial sth used when you describe something using part of a well known expression ▪ The store had everything including the proverbial kitchen sink. 2.) relating to a proverb ▪ a proverbial… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proverbial — proverbial, iale, iaux [ prɔvɛrbjal, jo ] adj. • 1487; de proverbe 1 ♦ Qui est de la nature du proverbe. Phrase proverbiale. Qui tient du proverbe par la forme, l emploi. Expression, locution proverbiale. 2 ♦ (1803) Qui est aussi généralement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • proverbial — adjective 1 the proverbial used when describing something using a well known expression: This was not the proverbial free lunch! 2 well known by a lot of people: It was a level of corruption which became proverbial. 3 connected with a proverb: a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • proverbial — pro|ver|bi|al [ prə vɜrbiəl ] adjective 1. ) used when you are describing something with an expression from a proverb: He turned up just like the proverbial bad penny. 2. ) well known or typical: the proverbial veteran actor Kirk Douglas ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • proverbial — UK [prəˈvɜː(r)bɪəl] / US [prəˈvɜrbɪəl] adjective 1) used when you are describing something with an expression from a proverb He turned up just like the proverbial bad penny. 2) well known, or typical the proverbial veteran actor Kirk Douglas… …   English dictionary

  • expression — Synonyms and related words: Christophany, Parthian shot, Satanophany, accent, adage, address, adjectival phrase, affirmation, air, airing, allegation, ana, analects, angelophany, announcement, answer, antonym, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Walter Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Menteith — Walter Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, jure uxoris Earl of Menteith (d. 1258) was the son of William Comyn, Justiciar of Scotia and Mormaer or Earl of Buchan by right of his second wife. Walter makes his first appearance in royal charters as early as… …   Wikipedia

  • Camel —    From the Hebrew gamal, to repay or requite, as the camel does the care of its master. There are two distinct species of camels, having, however, the common characteristics of being ruminants without horns, without muzzle, with nostrils forming …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • phrase — /frayz/, n., v., phrased, phrasing. n. 1. Gram. a. a sequence of two or more words arranged in a grammatical construction and acting as a unit in a sentence. b. (in English) a sequence of two or more words that does not contain a finite verb and… …   Universalium


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