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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.

Usage examples (33)
  • Noun : His crimes will make him a byword through the ages
  • 'All's well' over and over again; 'twas a kind of byword with him.
  • Only last month, Brown described Afghanistan as a "byword" for corruption.
  • Mrs. Barraclough's devotion was a byword in the parish. for more
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