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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For Trujillo, this ghastly affair, which first earned him international opprobrium, is aphoristically justified: "great ills require great remedies" (p.
As Gray aphoristically comments: "The free market became a religion only when its basis in religion was denied.
We'll still be behind in funding next year even if the legislature flip-flops; it's only a question of whether we'll be way behind or as Sederberg aphoristically puts it, headed for life support.
One might sum this up aphoristically by saying that human nature is naturally estranged in some measure from nature; that is, we are self-conscious creatures capable of free choices, which perforce are a source of anxiety, frustration, and uncertainty.
Guardino has given us a really accomplished work, deeply researched, nicely written, with a mature authorial voice and a text scattered with pithy, almost aphoristically memorable pronouncements.
unchaste," for having committed treason against himself, since aphoristically "he that in this action contrives against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself" (4.
The author of a book on Klusak, Ivan Polednak, would probably aphoristically sketch Klusak as follows: "The descendant of poor plebeian Czechs and affluent Jews hit by the Holocaust.