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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author Jennifer Speake
ISBN-10 9780198734901
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 416
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.



A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs Author John Simpson
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020000722
Release 2008-10-23
Pages 388
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"First published as The concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs, edited by John Simpson, 1982"--T.p. verso.



Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 0198778376
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 512
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as "Never waste a good crisis" and "Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have," which add a contemporary flavor to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.



The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs Author Charles Clay Doyle
ISBN-10 9780300136029
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 294
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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.



A Dictionary of American Proverbs

A Dictionary of American Proverbs Author Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN-10 9780195053999
Release 1992
Pages 710
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Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins



Dictionary of Proverbs

Dictionary of Proverbs Author George Latimer Apperson
ISBN-10 1840223111
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 656
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.



The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs

The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs Author Martin H. Manser
ISBN-10 9780816066735
Release 2007
Pages 499
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Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.



The Multicultural Dictionary of Proverbs

The Multicultural Dictionary of Proverbs Author Harold V. Cordry
ISBN-10 9781476607351
Release 1997
Pages 416
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All cultures have proverbs that capsulize subjects simply and effectively. Many of these are cross-cultural. For example, according to a Danish proverb, "The greater the fear, the nearer the danger," while a Latin proverb says, "The less there is of fear, the less there is danger." This work includes over 20,000 proverbs from more than 120 languages, nationalities and ethnic groups. The proverbs are arranged under 1,300 headings (e.g., accidents, divided loyalty, marriage, prosperity, shame), and each includes the nationality, group or language in which it originated. Comprehensive keyword and subject indexes allow access to the material in multiple ways.



NTC s Dictionary of Proverbs and Clich s

NTC s Dictionary of Proverbs and Clich  s Author Anne Bertram
ISBN-10 0844251585
Release 1996
Pages 321
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Containing approxiamtely 950 proverbs and cliches used frequently in the English language, this reference is essential for anyone seeking to understand proverbs and cliches and how they function in speech and writing. Each expression is defined and illustrated by two or more realistic examples that show what each expression means, how it is used and its significance.



A Dictionary of Mexican American Proverbs

A Dictionary of Mexican American Proverbs Author Mark Glazer
ISBN-10 0313253854
Release 1987
Pages 347
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This is the first annotated dictionary of Chicano proverbs to be published, and the first to use standard folklore methodology. It is the result of a study of Mexican American folklore and folklife in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a major area of demographic and cultural concentration. Often called the wisdom of the folk, proverbs are perceived as traditional sayings with roots in oral folklore, and as such are considered useful as a way of making a potentially profound and culturally appropriate statement in a common but difficult human situation.



Dictionary of Proverbs of the Sinhalese Including Also Their Adages Aphorisms Apologues Apothegms Bywords Dictums Maxims Mottoes Precepts Saws and Sayings Together with the Connected Myths Legends and Folk tales

Dictionary of Proverbs of the Sinhalese Including Also Their Adages  Aphorisms  Apologues  Apothegms  Bywords  Dictums  Maxims  Mottoes  Precepts  Saws  and Sayings  Together with the Connected Myths  Legends  and Folk tales Author John M. Senaveratna
ISBN-10 812061979X
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 168
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Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins

Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins Author Linda Flavell
ISBN-10 185626369X
Release 2000
Pages 273
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In this reference text, Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins and histories of over 400 proverbs, detailing the changes of meaning and usage that have occurred throughout each proverb's life and offering literary examples dating back over 2000 years. Entries have been selected because they have a tale to tell and because they are pithily phrased and offer, as Cervantes put it, short sentences drawn from long experience.



Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs

Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs Author Emanuel Strauss
ISBN-10 9781136789786
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 502
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This concise edition of the definitive 3-volume Dictionary of European Proverbs constitutes a fascinating collection of proverbs in 29 languages. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the English equivalent, allowing the reader to identify common trends easily and quickly. * All proverbs listed in original language * 29 European languages featured * Includes all proverbs in current use * Thoroughly checked by language specialists to ensure accuracy. The Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs is based on over 40 years in-depth research by the compiler. It is an essential reference source for linguists, ethnologists and folklorists, and of interest to anyone wanting to know about the origins, development and current usage of the proverb. Emanuel Straussis a world-renowned expert on proverbs.



International Dictionary of Proverbs

International Dictionary of Proverbs Author Gerd de Ley
ISBN-10 0781806208
Release 1998
Pages 437
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This comprehensive dictionary is a dynamic collection of 10,000 proverbs gathered from over 300 countries and regions. There is nothing in print today which resembles this reference dictionary's global scope and complete subject coverage. The proverbs are arranged alphabetically by country and art index listing 2,100 key words is also provided.Gerd de Ley is an internationally known author of reference books.



500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions

500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions Author Liwei Jiao
ISBN-10 9781134652426
Release 2014-06-11
Pages 448
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500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu. Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the language. This dictionary will provide an ideal resource for all intermediate to advanced learners of Chinese. Concise and practical, it draws upon a large corpus of authentic language data to present 500 of the most commonly used Chinese suyu. The suyu are listed and organised according to their frequency, enabling easy and convenient access for the reader. Each proverb listing: is given in both simplified and traditional characters offers an English translation, followed by English equivalents is followed by two examples, written in Chinese, Pinyin and English, plus explanations and usage notes. Examples are given in the form of dialogues reflecting typical situations, and helpful cultural annotations are provided throughout. A Pinyin index, a stroke index and a Chinese word index are presented at the back of the book and accompanying audio is also available for free download at www.routledge.com/9780415501491. Recorded by native speakers and covering the whole range of proverbs, expressions and example sentences featured in the book, this invaluable resource will help students to build up strong comprehension and communication skills. This dictionary is suitable both for class use and independent study and will be of keen interest to students and teachers of Chinese alike.



A Dictionary of Proverbs Sayings Maxims Adages English and Spanish

A Dictionary of Proverbs  Sayings  Maxims  Adages  English and Spanish Author Delfín Carbonell Basset
ISBN-10 0764102516
Release 1998
Pages 409
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Offers about 2,500 famous proverbs in both English and Spanish.



A Dictionary of Quotations and Proverbs about Cats and Dogs

A Dictionary of Quotations and Proverbs about Cats and Dogs Author Robert A. Nowlan
ISBN-10 0786408014
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 197
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Organized under almost four hundred subject headings, offers a compilation of some three thousand quotations and proverbs on dogs and cats selected from history, literature, and film.