By John Simpson, Jennifer Speake
This specific and authoritative dictionary comprises over 1,100 of the main universal proverbs in English and makes use of examine from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's greatest language databank. This variation has been revised and entirely up to date and contains various solely new entries. It additionally positive factors improved assurance of overseas language proverbs at the moment in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of utilization, together with the earliest written proof of its use, this A-Z guide
provides an intensive - and interesting - historical past for each access. prepared in A-Z structure and with an invaluable thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is perfect for shopping and ideally suited for speedy reference. search for your outdated favourites, study punchy new expressions to get your element throughout, and find
the solution to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: locate proverbs proper to each element of existence during this enjoyable and informative assortment.
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G. Perry Religious Pieces (EETS) 88 When Adam dalfe [dug] and Eue spane.. Whare was than the pride of man? 1381 in Brown & Robbins Index Middle English Verse (1943) 628 Whan adam delffid and eve span, Who was than a gentilman? 1562 J. PILKINGTON Aggeus & Abdias I. ii. When Adam dalve, and Eve span, Who was than a gentle man? Up start the carle, and gathered good, And thereof came the gentle blood. 1979 C. E. SCHORSKE Fin-de-Siède Vienna vi. When Adam delved and Eve span Who was then the gentleman?
1971) 117 However, take it again; all things are possible with God. 1826 L. BEECHER Letter 11 June in Autobiography (1865) II. viii. Sometimes it seems as if persons had too much.. intellect to be converted easily. But all things are possible with God. 1965 M. SPARK Mandelbaum Gate vi. It would be interesting, for a change, to prepare and be ready for possibilities of, I don’t know what, since all things are possible with God and nothing is inevitable. 1971 ‘S. CHANCE’ Septimus and Danedyke Mystery (1973) iii.
1581 G. PETTIE tr. S. Guazzo’s Civil Conversation I. 16 An art is long and life is short. 1710 S. PALMER Proverbs 380 Art is Long, Life Short. Our Philosophical Meditations on Time are very Obscure and Confus’d. 1869 M. ARNOLD Culture & Anarchy vi. we take some other criterion of man’s well-being than the cities he has built.. our Liberal friends.. take us up very sharply. ’ 1958 L. DURRELL Balthazar IV. xiii. The shapely hand on his shoulder still wore the great ring taken from the tomb of a Byzantine youth.