Sentence Examples

  • I think we're grasping at the proverbial straw to consider him.
  • The expression "fidus Achates" has become proverbial for a loyal and devoted companion.
  • It became proverbial " that nothing could be done in the world without the help of God and of the king of Bohemia."
  • Another feature of his works was the large number of excellent sentiments expressed in a brief proverbial form; the Pythagoreans claimed him as a member of their school, who had forsaken the study of philosophy for the writing of comedy.
  • The cowardice of this hyena is proverbial; despite its powerful teeth, it rarely attempts to defend itself.

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