Definition of adage:
- instruction (part of speech: noun)
- phrase (part of speech: noun)
- maxim (part of speech: noun)
- "Heart and Soul", Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post).
Perhaps it was according to the old adage of extremes meeting, for this man was, in every particular, her opposite; perhaps it flattered her to see that a word, a glance from her, could so powerfully effect this earnest, quiet officer, who, even then, had a touch of melancholy in his disposition.- "The Northern Light", E. Werner.
I also knew that the old adage of " out of sight out of mind" might be adopted as the Egyptian motto, therefore it would be indispensable to supply myself with everything at the outset, so as to be independent of support hereafter.- "Ismailia", Samuel W. Baker.