Adage ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Adage ( noun )

  1. A traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation.
  2. A proverb or maxim expressing a general truth.

Origin:

From latin adagium, from adagium litterae ("rule of literature"), from ad ("to") + agere ("do"), literally meaning "something done or said frequently".

Examples:

  1. One of the most famous adages is "where there"s smoke, there"s fire.".
  2. The adage, "time heals all wounds", is often used to comfort those who are going through a difficult time.
  3. The adage "a penny saved is a penny earned" is a reminder to be frugal.
  4. The adage "don"t put all your eggs in one basket" is a warning against taking unnecessary risks.
  5. The adage "actions speak louder than words" is a reminder to pay attention to people"s behavior rather than just their words.

(As a verb)

Adage ( verb )

  1. A traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation.
  2. A proverb or maxim expressing a general truth.

Origin:

From latin adagium, from adagium litterae ("rule of literature"), from ad ("to") + agere ("do"), literally meaning "something done or said frequently".

Examples:

  1. One of the most famous adages is "where there"s smoke, there"s fire.".
  2. The adage, "time heals all wounds", is often used to comfort those who are going through a difficult time.
  3. The adage "a penny saved is a penny earned" is a reminder to be frugal.
  4. The adage "don"t put all your eggs in one basket" is a warning against taking unnecessary risks.
  5. The adage "actions speak louder than words" is a reminder to pay attention to people"s behavior rather than just their words.
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