aphorism

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Synonyms for aphorism

Synonyms for aphorism

a usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

Synonyms for aphorism

a short pithy instructive saying

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Ils correspondent dans la langue francaise a des proverbes, des aphorismes, des adages et des dictons.
Prince of Physitians with a short comment on them taken out of those larger notes of Galen, of Heurnius, of Fuchsius etc with an example shewing the substance of every aphorisme.
Thomas reduit le sort feminin a un aphorisme : " [female heroines of the eighteenth century] tread narrow paths of female innocence and purity.
Il faut dire qu'on retrouve le cineaste marocain dans cet aphorisme.
Le Quebec, on le sait, a ete un theatre de cette longue bataille illustrant le celebre aphorisme de Victor Hugo: "Ceci(l'imprime) tuera cela (le magistere traditionnel de l'Eglise)".