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adage definition

  • noun:
    • A saying that sets forth a general truth hence has gained credit through long usage. See Synonyms at saying. See Usage Note at redundancy.
    • a vintage stating, with acquired credit by long usage.
    • An old saying, which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
    • a classic saying, which has acquired credit by lengthy usage; a proverb.
    • A pithy saying in present use; a short familiar proverb; a manifestation of popular wisdom, usually figurative, in one phrase or sentence, as well as remote beginning.
    • Synonyms Aphorism, Axiom, Maxim, etc. See aphorism.
    • a condensed but unforgettable saying embodying some essential fact of experience this is certainly taken as true by many folks
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