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Synonyms for byword

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

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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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We say: Another Markdown editor that is not quite as nice as Byword, but works cross-platform.
( Writemonkey is a lot like Byword, but for the PC.
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.)
Gannets may be a byword for gluttony but, clearly, they don't eat off each other's plates."
But the truth was, Blue Peter has always been the byword for childhood naffness.
This time around, he focuses his attention on Monmouth's Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, revealing how their product became a byword for wealth and glamour.
10.07 Churchill Downs Sporting (50:30:20:10) 27-30 Goldikova, 13-16 Strong Suit, 11-14 Gio Ponti, Byword, 8-11 Courageous Cat, 6-8 Turallure, Zoffany, 3-5 Mr Commons, 2-4 Sydneys Candy, Get Stormy, Jeranimo, Compliance Officer, 1-3 Court Vision.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt could be dropped back to 1m2f, but with connections also having the likes of Twice Over and Byword, the main plan will be staying at a mile and a half starting back at the scene of his record-breaking Derby success.
RIP Van Winkle gatecrashed the sponsor's party as he stole the Juddmonte International at York from under the noses of Twice Over and Byword.
Rip Van Winkle has been eased to 13-8 whilst totesport have introduced the Prix Jean Prat winner into the market at 3-1 alongside Byword.
French raider Byword landed the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the feature race of the day, from Henry Cecil's Twice Over while long-time leader Tazeez as three-quarters of a length away third.
with the reservation of part of the prison as a museum of crimes of the previous regime," Dabbagh said in a statement.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 ...