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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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In the world of celebrity where "fake" and "self-serving" are bywords, Myleene Klass was kind, gentle, unpretentious and a breath of fresh air.
Never before have those current bywords of accountability and transparency been more clearly indicated.
The bywords of the late 1970s were corporate self-assessment and resident decision making.
They accomplished this not through feats of magic, but rather with sound strategic planning; carefully executed strategies that became the bywords of their business.
On each card of 25 squares was a different set of information superhighway bywords and catch phrases: global village, interoperability, paradigm, cognitive and so forth.
Playwright famous for his wit, whose maxims became popular bywords during the French Revolution.
Uncertainty and caution are the bywords that most industry observers use to describe the recent situation," says Bob Willis, ECA president.