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proverb
used in Anna Karenina

3 uses
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Definition
a short saying — typically well-known and accepted by many as offering good advice
  • The attache repeated the English proverb.
    Part Two (17% in)
  • "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, and.... 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."
    Part Four (39% in)
  • "How about the proverb?" said the prince, who had a long while been intent on the conversation, his little comical eyes twinkling.
    Part Four (43% in)

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