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  • *Do you know the proverb?
  • ’One man though undone is but one,’ as the proverb says, but with thirteen in your family and all the property….
  • And above all," thought Prince Andrew, "one believes in him because he’s Russian, despite the novel by Genlis and the French proverbs, and because his voice shook when he said: ’What they have brought us to!’ and had a sob in it when he said he would ’make them eat horseflesh!’
  • The proverbs, of which his talk was full, were for the most part not the coarse and indecent saws soldiers employ, but those folk sayings which taken without a context seem so insignificant, but when used appositely suddenly acquire a significance of profound wisdom.
  • * A German knows how to skin a flint, as the proverb says," remarked Shinshin, moving his pipe to the other side of his mouth and winking at the count.
  • Dans le doute, mon cher," he paused, "abstiens-toi" *(2)—he articulated the French proverb deliberately.

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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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