Proverb sentence example

proverb
  • The proverb states that we should "Treat the Earth well."

    527
    224
  • There is an old African proverb which says "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago."

    293
    162
  • May I refer you to the ancient proverb "Don't say what you don't want quoted later."

    158
    110
  • Have you ever heard this old proverb?

    160
    113
  • The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.

    77
    53
    Advertisement
  • In 105, Caepio suffered a crushing defeat from the Cimbri at Arausio (Orange) on the Rhone, which was looked upon as a punishment for his sacrilege; hence the proverb Aurum Tolosanum habet, of an act involving disastrous consequences.

    80
    60
  • There were libraries in most of the towns and temples; an old Sumerian proverb averred that " he who would excel in the school of the scribes must rise with the dawn."

    85
    67
  • But according to the proverb of my country, ` where blessing can accomplish nothing, blows may avail.'

    81
    65
  • The proverb that "Those never got luck who came to Loch Leven" sums up the history of the castle.

    53
    41
  • The excellence of the Moldavian horses is attested by a Turkish proverb; and annual droves of as many as 40,000 Moldavian oxen were sent across Poland to Danzig.

    40
    28
    Advertisement
  • As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.

    50
    39
  • Hence the 16th-century proverb "to dine with Duke Humphrey," used of those who loitered there dinnerless.

    33
    23
  • The peace of Vespasian passed into a proverb.

    10
    2
  • You don't have to get a tattoo in your primary language; consider a proverb or common saying from another language instead.

    9
    3
  • At Tubingen he lived as student and teacher for six years, until on Reuchlin's advice, the elector of Saxony called him to Wittenberg as professor of Greek in 1518.1 Her character is evidenced by the familiar proverb Wer mehr will verzehren Denn sein Pflug kann erehren, Der muss zuletzt verderben Und vielleicht am Galgen sterben of which Melanchthon said to his students "Didici hoc a mea matre, vos etiam observate."

    7
    2
    Advertisement
  • Origin ' Ne'er cast a clout till May be out ' is an English proverb.

    7
    3
  • The French proverb "Only the first bottle is expensive" is cast in smaller letters underneath your personalized message.

    6
    2
  • Iulis was the birthplace of the lyric poets Simonides and Bacchylides, the philosophers Prodicus and Ariston, and the physician Erasistratus; the excellence of its laws was so generally recognized that the title of Cean Laws passed into a proverb.

    5
    2
  • The black swan was thought remarkable when discovered, as belying an old Latin proverb.

    5
    2
  • This, which is known as " Adab literature," is anecdotic in style with much quotation of early poetry and proverb.

    5
    2
    Advertisement
  • Originally the rule was for the states to hold annual elections; in fact, so strongly did the feeling prevail of the need in a democratic country for frequent elections, that the maxim " where annual elections end, tyranny begins," became a political proverb.

    6
    3
  • The making of spurs succeeded the cloth manufacture and became so noted that the saying "as true as Ripon rowells" was a well-known proverb.

    5
    2
  • In the words of the old English proverb, "From small acorns great oaks do grow."

    49
    46
  • In the words of the old English proverb, From small acorns great oaks do grow.

    7
    4
  • Often a pithy saying or proverb has been written in the chosen script beside the alphabet.

    5
    2
    Advertisement
  • The Latin proverb has it that "Turdus malum sibi cacat"; but the sowing is really effected by the bird wiping its beak, to which the seeds adhere, against the bark of the tree on which it has alighted.

    5
    2
  • Notwithstanding the protection afforded by sand-dunes and earthen embankments backed by stones and timber, the Frisian Islands are slowly but surely crumbling away under the persistent attacks of storm and flood, and the old Frisian proverb "de nich will diken mut wiken" (" who will not build dikes must go away") still holds good.

    5
    2
  • The political state of the island during these years was very bad; in a report of 1872 there is recorded a proverb among the official classes, " every three years an outbreak, every five a rebellion "; but subsequent to 1877 some improvement was manifested, and public works were pushed forward by the Chinese authorities.

    6
    3
  • The name arose from the fact that scholars were accustomed to assemble for the purpose of rivalling one another in orations showing their knowledge of Arabic language, proverb and verse.

    4
    1
  • In fact, there is even a Medieval proverb that mentions the unintelligible nature of the Greeks.

    5
    2
    Advertisement
  • Garrick was surrounded by many players of eminence, and he had the art, as he was told by Mrs Clive, " of contradicting the proverb that one cannot make bricks without straw, by doing what is infinitely more difficult, making actors and actresses without genius."

    20
    18
  • Many other splendid mosques and royal tombs adorned the city, and justified the Turkish proverb, "See all the world; but see Konia."

    25
    25
  • With Nepet and ten other Latin colonies it refused further help in the Hannibalic War in 209 B.C. Its importance as a fortress explains, according to Festus, the proverb Sutrium ire, of one who goes on important business, as it occurs in Plautus.

    29
    29
  • The prosperity of Ahmedabad, says a native proverb, hangs on three threads - silk, gold and cotton; and though its manufactures are on a smaller scale than formerly, they are still moderately flourishing.

    15
    16
  • There is a Gaelic proverb to the effect that a friend at hand is better than a brother who is far away.

    58
    59
    Advertisement
  • No doubt these airy paradoxes were not always seriously taken; but it is significant that a common Roman proverb identified "philosophizing" (philosophatur) with thinking out some dirty trick.

    18
    20
  • The Hebrew word mashal, commonly rendered " proverb," is a general term for didactic and elegiac poetry (as distinguished from the descriptive and the liturgical),.

    15
    17
  • I also had a brilliant Chinese teacher who would say a profound Chinese proverb each day.

    36
    42
  • In the early autumn of 1751 La Mettrie, one of the king's parasites, and a man of much more talent than is generally allowed, horrified Voltaire by telling him that Frederick had in conversation applied to him (Voltaire) a proverb about "sucking the orange and flinging away its skin," and about the same time the dispute with Maupertuis, which had more than anything else to do with his exclusion from Prussia, came to a head.

    21
    29
  • Therefore, it became a proverb; so, is Saul also among the prophets?

    23
    31
    Advertisement
  • There are also fragments of poems in Half's Saga, Asmund KappaBana's Saga, in the Latin verses of Saxo, and the Shield Lays (Ragnarsdrapa) by Bragi, &c., of this school, which closes with the Sun-Song, a powerful Christian Dantesque poem, recalling some of the early compositions of the Irish Church, and with the 12th-century Lay of Ragnar, Lay of Starkad, The Proverb Song (Havamal) and Krakumal, to which we may add those singular Gloss-poems, the Pulur, which also belong to the Western Isles.

    25
    54