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Friday, February 16, 2001

Definitions for adage

  1. An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

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Citations for adage
Did she sense the proverbial limp in my walk: proverbial as the Somali adage in which it is said that a lie has a lame leg, truth a healthy one. Nuruddin Farah, Secrets
We may find out too late the wisdom of the adage that cautions us to be careful what we wish for lest we get it. Charles Murray, What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Origin of adage
Adage derives from the Latin adagium (akin to aio, "I say").