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Word: aphorism

Definition: pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic


Sentences Containing 'aphorism'

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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