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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.


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