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Synonyms for saw

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

Synonyms for saw

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

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In my dreams I never saw ANYTHING of which I had knowledge in my waking life.
Great therefore was his joy when he saw the usual evening meetings of the lovers resumed.
She saw them with her long-sighted eyes, and saw them, too, close by, when they met in the figures, and the more she saw of them the more convinced was she that her unhappiness was complete.
It leaped three times; and three times with the eyes of my mind I saw in the gloom within the enclosed space of the prau a woman with streaming hair going away from her land and her people.
If they hadn't halted, I had no fear of being discovered, for I had seen that the Galus marched without point, flankers or rear guard; and when I reached the pass and saw a narrow, one-man trail leading upward at a stiff angle, I wished that I were chief of the Galus for a few weeks.
I had left her alive when I set out for Troy and was moved to tears when I saw her, but even so, for all my sorrow I would not let her come near the blood till I had asked my questions of Teiresias.
When the King's men saw the Dog they began to laugh at it, and make as if they would tease it; but when the Prince saw this he advised them not to do it, or they might have the worst of it.
"It is not a week yet," she went on, "since I saw you lying between life and death in your bed at the inn.
And in the westward sky, I saw a curved pale line like a vast new moon.
Coming up again to the marsh level out of this excavation - for the rude path lay through it - I saw a light in the old sluice-house.
That sobered him a little; and when he saw Henderson, the London journalist, in his garden, he called over the palings and made himself understood.
Just as the pack came in sight of the river they saw their agile leader racing down the river's bank, leaping from hummock to hummock of the swampy ground that spread between them and a little promontory which rose just where the river curved inward from their sight.
Lady Arabella, who had her own game to play, saw in the METIER of sympathetic friend, a series of meetings with the man she wanted to secure.
Lina saw this and said, 'Listen, old Sanna, why are you fetching so much water?' 'If you will never repeat it to anyone, I will tell you why.' So Lina said, no, she would never repeat it to anyone, and then the cook said: 'Early tomorrow morning, when the forester is out hunting, I will heat the water, and when it is boiling in the kettle, I will throw in Fundevogel, and will boil him in it.'
I saw thee once-- once only -- years ago: I must not say how many -- but not many.