Adage appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- Egad, an adage.
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Definition of the noun adage
What does adage mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: adages
- a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
Alternative definition of the noun adage
- An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use.
- An old saying, which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
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by Lemuel A. Moyé, Asha Seth Kapadia
A familiar medical school adage is that physicians cannot diagnose a disease they know nothing about. Similarly, quantitative students in public health cannot consider utilizing difference equations to formulate a public vii Preface.
Creating a Healthy Marriage by Barry McCarthy, Emily J. McCarthy
A favorite adage is that when marital sexuality is healthy, it is a small, but integral, component. Good sex contributes 15 to 20 percent to marital satisfaction and vitality. The main functions of marital sexuality are as a shared pleasure, to deepen ...
Weep for Africa (2014)
A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper's Farewell to Innocence by Jeremy Hall
The 'King and Country' adage is a pile of shit. If, back then in 1973, we of the Danie Theron/Schmidtsdrift intake had been called to a border war to repel hordes, it would have been good odds that we would ...
The Gift of You, Leadership and Netgiving by Tim Cork
The old adage is that jerks are jerks because they don't realize they're ...
Enhancing Cognitive and Social Development Through Collaborative Classroom Management by Robert Sylwester
The old adage is that the quantity of student misbehavior is directly related to the quality of the teacher's behavior. Well, OK, plus a lot of other things that teachers can't control. The reality, though, Managing Biological and Cultural Range 159 ...
Have I Said Too Much? (2015)
My Life In and Out of The Model Agency by Carole White
THE 'MODELTURNEDACTRESS' adage is a bit of a joke but it actually makes a lot of sense. We always encourage our girls to ...
by Gail Grant
Ronds de jambe are used as an exercise at the bar, in the centre and in the adage, and are done a terre or en l'air. When used as a step, ronds de jambe are done en l'air and may be sauté or relevé. All are done clockwise (en dehors) and ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
ADAGE, n. 1/Zd'dj [F. adage—-from L. addgifmt, a proverb]: a ...
by George Adolphus Wigney
Adage. tion to commence germination evenly together ; and that the vegetation of the whole should proceed in equable concert ; that it should not be harvested until fully ripe ; and that it should not be malted until it has sweat well in the mow.
by Emanuel Strauss
The Longman Dictionary of the English Language devotes a usage note to the distinction between a proverb, an adage, an aphorism, an apothegm, a gnome, a maxim and a saw, which correctly points out that proverbs typically encapsulate ...
To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...
[In Fr, adage; from Lat. Adagium = a proverb, an adage.] A proverb or short sentence, embodying a ...
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Scrabble value of A1D2A1G2E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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