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Synonyms for byword

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

Synonyms for byword

a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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Ever since I was a mayor, I would utter those words already because my opponent then was confident that he would win because of money, so it became our byword in Makati.
Abdullah is also hoping for ommore glory with Twice Over and Byword, who are both set to be aimed at the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan in March.
Andre Fabre's Byword got the upper hand on the Henry Ceciltrained Twice Over when the pair flashed past in first and second in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot and the latter's jockey Tom Queally was hell-bent on not allowing that to happen again.
BYWORD can present owner Khalid Abdullah with a landmark win in the Juddmonte International Stakes, the feature event on the opening day of the Ebor Festival at York.
PRINCE Khalid Abdullah is likely to run both Twice Over and Byword in York's Juddmonte International,a race he sponsors.
A total of 12 runners are expected to face the starter including French raider Byword who was only beaten half-a-length by dual Breeders' Cup winner Goldikova in the Group 1 Prix D'Ispahan at Longchamp last month.
50) have gone to France, and Byword can bring up the hattrick on day two of Royal Ascot.
Doll, executive vice president, Subaru of America, 'The previous Forester had become a byword for practicality and durability and we knew the 2009 Forester had a tough act to follow.
Abu Ghraib was a byword for the brutality of Saddam Hussein's reign, and in 2004 the prison gained further notoriety when photos emerged of US soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees.
THE Arsenal man might be a byword for error-ridden uncertainty in the Premier League, but he didn't put a foot wrong here, looking composed and assured next to more experienced partner Patrik Mueller.
Connection" is the byword of Hurlbert (library services, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA) in defining the role and management of the contemporary academic library as well as the direction of these 18 chapters.
1995: British fashion designer Jean Muir, whose name was a byword for sartorial elegance, died on this day
Our railways used to be the envy of the world - now they are the poor relation and a byword for delays, disaster and rip-off fares.
Pinochet's name "has become a byword for the state terror .
Back in 1955, MacKinlay Kantor made the prisoner-of-war camp at Andersonville, Georgia, a byword for all of the horrors of the Civil War.