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adage
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
an old saying considered wise by many; e.g., "Actions speak louder than words."
  • Anyhow they passed the sentrybox with stones, brazier etc. where the municipal supernumerary, ex Gumley, was still to all intents and purposes wrapped in the arms of Murphy, as the adage has it, dreaming of fresh fields and pastures new.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (91% in)
  • So, bevelling around by Mullett's and the Signal House which they shortly reached, they proceeded perforce in the direction of Amiens street railway terminus, Mr Bloom being handicapped by the circumstance that one of the back buttons of his trousers had, to vary the timehonoured adage, gone the way of all buttons though, entering thoroughly into the spirit of the thing, he heroically made light of the mischance.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (2% in)

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