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Definition of proverb:

  1. A short familiar sentence conveying some useful lesson of prudence or morality; a wise or pithy saying; a maxim; an adage; quaintly defined by Howell as " sense, shortness, and salt"; in Scrip., an enigmatical sentence or maxim.

Synonyms:

power saw, word, cheer, saw, cite, motto, byword, sententia, binomial, adage, citation, saw, truism, precept, apothegm, adage, dictum, battle cry, saying, maxim, sawing machine, words, axiom, aphorism, byword.

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