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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In the manner of something that has become a byword.

Usage examples (33)
  • This proverbially bitter plant, wormwood
  • Adjective : proverbial brevity. ,proverbial wisdom. ,proverbial sayings. ,the proverbial barn door which is closed too late. ,your...
  • She was at that time so beautiful, that she was called proverbially, "La belle Bretonne," and by the English the
  • But reprints of old books are proverbially open to error. for more
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