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used in Persuasion

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a short saying — typically well-known and accepted by many as offering good advice
  • The listener's proverbial fate was not absolutely hers; she had heard no evil of herself, but she had heard a great deal of very painful import.
    Chapter 10 (66% in)
  • Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness.
    Chapter 23 (29% in)

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