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proverb
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Crime and Punishment
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  • As a Russian proverb has it, ’Catch several hares and you won’t catch one.’
  • From a hundred rabbits you can’t make a horse, a hundred suspicions don’t make a proof, as the English proverb says, but that’s only from the rational point of view—you can’t help being partial, for after all a lawyer is only human.

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  • She is a hard worker, an early riser, and fond of quoting the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm."
  • It takes a village to raise a child, goes the African proverb.

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