Origin of adage
Related formsa·da·gi·al [uh-dey-jee-uh l] /əˈdeɪ dʒi əl/, adjective
Examples from the Web for adages
"Avoid a man who neither drinks nor smokes," was one of Don's adages.The Orchard of Tears|Sax Rohmer
I am tempted here to say "A stitch in time saves nine," but adages are sometimes dangerous.Why Worry?|George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
But I forbear the further threading of proverbs, lest I seem to have pilfered my friend Erasmus' adages.The Praise of Folly|Desiderius Erasmus
The volume of 1500 had been jejune, written when he knew nothing of Greek; 800 adages put together with scanty elucidations.
Nothing could be more distinct than his declarations in the Enchiridion and now, quite recently, in the Adages.Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam|Ephraim Emerton