Sentence Examples


  • I think we're grasping at the proverbial straw to consider him.
  • The expression "fidus Achates" has become proverbial for a loyal and devoted companion.
  • The cowardice of this hyena is proverbial; despite its powerful teeth, it rarely attempts to defend itself.
  • It became proverbial " that nothing could be done in the world without the help of God and of the king of Bohemia."
  • Her name has become proverbial in the sense of a nagging, quarrelsome woman.