A person or thing that has become commonly recognized as a type of specified characteristics; byword
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true
A witty remark.
The definition of a saying is something that has been said, like a motto or catch phrase.
A key principle of law that has been repeated so often it has become a commonplace expression.
In a court’s decision, a statement of opinion or of a general rule that is explanatory or suggestive only, and not binding on courts in future cases, because it does not form part of the court’s central argument. For example, a judge’s suggestion as to how she might decide a related controversy not presently before her would be considered dictum.
A well-known word or phrase, especially one that exemplifies a notion, class, or quality:
The definition of a redundancy is something that is repeated unnecessarily or something that is not useful because there is already another or more advanced version.
(Buddhism) A scriptural narrative, especially a text traditionally regarded as a discourse of the Buddha.
A saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use.
Full of or using aphorisms
Stale, trite, or commonplace through overuse; clichéd:
A short, pithy saying (Ex.: “Brevity is the soul of wit”)
(Logic, Math.) A statement or proposition that needs no proof because its truth is obvious, or one that is accepted as true without proof
An apt, clever, or witty remark
Univalent anionic bromine, or a compound of bromine, especially a binary compound of bromine with a more electropositive element.
A trite or overused expression or idea:
An adjective, noun, or phrase, often specif. a disparaging one, used to characterize some person or thing (Ex.: “egghead” for an intellectual)
The definition of a homily is a religious sermon or speech that is intended to provide spiritual education, or any moral lessons that are being imparted, especially when being imparted or taught in a tedious way.
A characteristic way or mode of expression:
The definition of a quip is a witty or funny comment or remark.
The definition of a saw is a tool used to cut wood or other items.
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