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Word: aphorism

Definition: pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic


Sentences Containing 'aphorism'

A Hasidic aphorism describes three paths of mysticism in the Hasidic movement, formed by three works of Hasidic thought.
Aderca's final years were also marked by his growing interest in aphorism as a literary form.
As with other Kai Lung novels, the main plot serves primarily as a vehicle for the presentation of the gem-like, aphorism-laden stories told by the protagonist Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China.
Hitchcock was fond of illustrating this point with a short aphorism – "There's two people having breakfast and there's a bomb under the table.
In the "Gotami Sutta" (SN 5.3), Bhikkhuni Kisa Gotami declares: The story is the source of the popular aphorism: "The living are few, but the dead are many".
The aphorism "Don't try to be a great man, just be a man.
The importance of an aggregate of characters, even when none are important, alone explains the aphorism enunciated by Linnaeus, namely, that the characters do not give the genus, but the genus gives the character; for this seems founded on the appreciation of many trifling points of resemblance, too slight to be defined.

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