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proverb
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
a short saying — typically well-known and accepted by many as offering good advice
  • Invent a story for some proverb.
    Episode 4 — Calypso (94% in)
  • (His yellow parrotbeak gabbles nasally) They had a proverb in the Carpathians in or about the year five thousand five hundred and fifty of our era.
    Episode 15 — Circe (51% in)
  • Faultfinding being a proverbially bad hat Mr Bloom thought well to stir or try to the clotted sugar from the bottom and reflected with something approaching acrimony on the Coffee Palace and its temperance (and lucrative) work.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (40% in)
  • And when all was said and done the lies a fellow told about himself couldn't probably hold a proverbial candle to the wholesale whoppers other fellows coined about him.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (44% in)

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