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adage (noun) a proverb or a wise saying.

'Procrastination is the thief of time,' 'Time and tide waits for none' - these are examples of adages. Adages are brief sayings containing a lot of wisdom resulting from experience of a community over a long period.

  • Not a single adage the wise man often quotes in support of his observations is irrelevant.
  • Too many adages in any speech or writing might rob it of its originality.
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