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1) adage. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true: aphorism, byword, maxim, motto, proverb, saw, saying....

2) § 22. old adage. 2. Style. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...It is sometimes claimed that the expression old adage is redundant, inasmuch as a saying must have a certain tradition behind it to count as an adage in the first...

3) adage, old. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Old adage is certainly a cliché, which perhaps takes some of the sting from charges that it is also a tautology. Adage used by itself is not a cliché. See APHORISM....

4) aphorism, (old) adage, apothegm, maxim, proverb, (old) saw, saying. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...An aphorism is a short statement expressing a piece of wisdom, often wittily put. An adage is an old saying that has become accepted as a truth. An apothegm (pronounced...

5) old adage. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See ADAGE; APHORISM. 1...

6) adage. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See synonyms at saying. See Usage Note at redundancy. French, from Old French, from Latin adagium....

7) Cat i' the Adage (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The adage referred to is, the cat loves fish, but does not like to wet her paws. 1 Letting I dare not wait upon I would, Like the poor cat i the adage.Shakespeare:...

8) saying. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Something, such as an adage or maxim, that is said. saying, maxim, adage, saw2, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism These nouns refer to concise verbal expressions...

9) 56872. Swisshelm, Jane Grey. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:56872 QUOTATION:It is an old adage, "All is fair in love as in war," but I thought not of general laws, and only felt a private grievance. ATTRIBUTION:Jane...

10) 5719. Barton, Clara. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:5719 QUOTATION:Long ago I added to the true old adage of "What is everybody's business is nobody's business," another clause which, I think, more than any...

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