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Synonyms for aphorism

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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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O'Connor J's off-cited and controversial (21) dictum that '[w]here money has been stolen, it is trust money in the hands of the thief' aphoristically expresses the principle on which a constructive trust was imposed over the wife's bank account.
In using the sonnet as a satirical tool and metaphor, Gifford joins a tradition that, put aphoristically, was born when the Renaissance sonnet died.
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.
Aphoristically dense, the song's motility--simultaneously imparting sweetness and harshness--suggests the semiotic instability of "freedom from worry" encapsulated by the words.
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.
Since proverbs can be used aphoristically to close a debate (Sullivan 83), in an attempt to cut off the opponent's possibility of reply, the saying "La mujer honrada, la pierna quebrada y en casa," with its example of woman shut up in a home, would seem to be the most graphic and monologic of sayings limiting women's verbal or physical presence.
Theodor Adorno's severely rigorous short essay "Beethoven's Late Style" catches the gist of this style aphoristically in one of the chapters of his posthumously published and unfinished book on the composer, Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music.
As Denham notes, Frye explained (in one of his entries) that he kept notebooks "because all my writing is a translation into a narrative sequence of things that came to me aphoristically.
Adorno, in the black light of the Third Reich debacle, helped along by those fraternal twins Systematics and Romanticism and their mirror images Mastery and Transcendence, often chose to write, like Nietzsche, aphoristically.
40) In this case the heterosexed nature of organisational power, or what Catharine MacKinnon has referred to aphoristically as `dominance eroticised', (41) was clearly in evidence.
28) Or, aphoristically, there is no single cause for war, except the single cause.