Know Your Next Word : adage
16. adage :noun :
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation : proverbusage :Did she sense the proverbial limp in my walk: proverbial as the Somali adage in which it is said that a lie has a lame leg, truth a healthy one.
We may find out too late the wisdom of the adage that cautions us to be careful what we wish for lest we get it.
The scholar Erasmus published a well-known collection of adages as Adagia in 1508.
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