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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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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.
Unraced as a juvenile, Byword looked pretty average as a three-year-old last term but Fabre obviously saw his potential and his patience is now starting to pay off.
Byword, trained in France by Andre Fabre, and Henry Cecil's Coral-Eclipse hero Twice Over were first and second in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Byword is certain to start favourite and looks the one the will all have to beat.
50) have gone to France, and Byword can bring up the hattrick on day two of Royal Ascot.
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.
This crazy group of office workers - hitherto a byword for boring - engage in extreme sports while dressed in full business attire and apparently number-crunching.
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.
The punch-card voting machine, which became the butt of jokes in the wake of the 2000 presidential debacle in Florida and a byword for electoral dysfunction, was hailed as just such a miracle machine in the early 1960s.
The Coventry plant, opened in 1952, has seen some of the most famous models in the world pass through its doors but always retained its name as the byword for design and engineering.
If he must make the tsunamis a byword, let him compare them to the events in the Sudan, or something of similar magnitude.
Even Norway, that byword for Scandinavian imperturbability, has its hands befouled by scandal.