"How about the proverb?" said the prince, who had a long while been intent on the conversation, his little comical eyes twinkling.
"The conductor, forgetting the proverb, would have chucked me out on account of my attire; but thereupon I began expressing my feelings in elevated language, andů. you, too," he said, addressing Karenin and forgetting his name, "at first would have ejected me on the ground of the old coat, but afterwards you took my part, for which I am extremely grateful."
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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.