Definition: wise saying; proverb
Definition: wise saying; proverb
Sentences Containing 'adage'
Miss Trotwood, or Miss Betsey, as my poor mother always called her, when she sufficiently overcame her dread of this formidable personage to mention her at all (which was seldom), had been married to a husband younger than herself, who was very handsome, except in the sense of the homely adage, 'handsome is, that handsome does'--for he was strongly suspected of having beaten Miss Betsey, and even of having once, on a disputed question of supplies, made some hasty but determined arrangements to throw her out of a two pair of stairs' window.
I would thou couldst; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The law's delay, and the quietus which his pangs might take, In the dead waste and middle of the night, when churchyards yawn In customary suits of solemn black, But that the undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns, Breathes forth contagion on the world, And thus the native hue of resolution, like the poor cat i' the adage, Is sicklied o'er with care, And all the clouds that lowered o'er our housetops, With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
As Nathan said, "This is the ultimate proof of the old adage that 'baseball is a game of inches."
Smiling wickedly as she disdained Carreno's supporting hand, she made time stand still as she perched on one unwavering toe, even sustaining her balance as she lifted and folded her leg through a teasing adage of arabesque and attitude.
The lyric, "To secure peace, is to prepare for war" refers to the Latin adage, Si vis pacem, para bellum.
BEAM robotics also promotes the value of aesthetics in the design of the device, proving the adage "form follows function".
This led to the birth of the widely-accepted adage that "there is no substitute for cubic inches on the Mountain", which became synonymous with, and changed the face of, racing at Bathurst for many years.
With so much power and torque, the GT-HO further proved the adage that "there is no substitute for cubic inches on the Mountain" by winning the 1970 H-F 500.
An old adage describes beating as sailing for twice the distance at half the speed and three times the discomfort.
So when the destination is directly into the wind the best strategy is given by the racing adage "tack on a header."
The design of intelligent artifacts suggests that the old adage of “form follows function” is no longer valid – except for the simplest of tools.
The new adage was that art education should be more individually directed: the student, his consciousness and questions were to feature centrally.
The HubSpot Internet Marketing blog was ranked as the 21st most influential marketing blog in AdAge’s 2013 Power 150.
Using this advice, he used the adage that in comedy, the characters do not realise the humour, and cited Basil Fawlty's mishaps in "Fawlty Towers" as an example.
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More Vocab Wordsconstrue - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
subsequent - following in time or order; later
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)