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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A brief statement or saying that contains a bit of truth.

Usage examples (33)
  • I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
  • The old adage is that good pitching beats good hitting.
  • Can't remember the Greek/Latin adage, "Let the buyer beware!"
  • The adage is true as long as you don't really believe the words. for more
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