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A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs Author Jennifer Speake
ISBN-10 9780191580017
Release 2008-10-23
Pages 400
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format 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. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.



Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author Jennifer Speake
ISBN-10 9780191059599
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.



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.



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 Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author John Simpson
ISBN-10 0192800027
Release 1993
Pages 316
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Lists recorded usages and meaning for hundreds of proverbs arranged by key word, from "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "Youth must be served."



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



A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs Author Jennifer Speake
ISBN-10 0199539537
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.



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.



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.



A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs Author Claremont Staff
ISBN-10 1854715453
Release 1994-03-01
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A Dictionary of Proverbs has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Dictionary of Proverbs also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Dictionary of Proverbs book for free.



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 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 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 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 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 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 book for free.



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.



Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings Author Alexander Margulis
ISBN-10 9781476609577
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 495
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This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as "Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people," is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: "Young colts will canter" (British) and "Boys will be boys" (American). The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.



Dictionary of Proverbs

Dictionary of Proverbs Author Anup K. Singh
ISBN-10
Release 2017-03-16
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Proverbs are sayings which has transcended down through generations. As a living oral collective memory of old experience, proverbs work like a gear which must lead people in the right path towards noble objectives. A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language. English proverbs are almost second nature when delivered. The origins are quite often little known, yet the expressions are popular. Ethnic proverbs, on the other hand, may be a little deeper to digest, and require non-natives of the proverb’s country of origin, to think about the meaning in order to better understand how it applies to their lives. The proverbs are classified under appropriate heads and not alphabetically. This arrangement, together with the index of the initial words, facilitates easy referencing. As a comprehensive collection of these proverbs, this book is of inestimable value to all serious students of literature, philology, ethics, linguistics and social and cultural history. —Author



The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs Author Rosalind Fergusson
ISBN-10 0833505971
Release 1983-01
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Gathers proverbs from around the world about adversity, education, fame, danger, solitude, liberty, gluttony, truth, weather, and other concepts



A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890 Compiled by Jan Harold Brunvand

A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890  Compiled by Jan Harold Brunvand Author Jan Harold Brunvand
ISBN-10 OCLC:487644404
Release 1961
Pages 168
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A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890 Compiled by Jan Harold Brunvand has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890 Compiled by Jan Harold Brunvand also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890 Compiled by Jan Harold Brunvand book for free.