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old wives' tale
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  • It was an old wives’ tale of the same category as that in which it was imputed to masturbation such scourges as acne, or warts, or madness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • For coffee, an old wives’ tale will suffice.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And then she laughed, and said it was only a foolish old wives’ tale, and she ate the third apple, and set the other two on the window ledge to keep until the morning, and I ate my own apple; and we turned to making fun of Mrs. Alderman Parkinson’s corsets; but underneath all the funning she was upset.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • DRUMMOND You murder a wife, it isn’t nearly as bad as murdering an old wives’ tale.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind

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  • Vaguely she supposed she had hoped that the flowing blood would wash the wound clean did that really happen, or was it just an old wives’ tale?
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • There is truth to the old wives’ tale that women who are pregnant glow, and I remember thinking that I wanted to look just like them when I grew up.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Five weeks I’ve given you to pay me the rent—five weeks out of the generosity and goodness of my heart—and now you tell me this old wives’ tale!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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