Origin of aphorism
OTHER WORDS FROM aphorismaph·o·ris·mic, aph·o·ris·mat·ic [af-uh-riz-mat-ik], /ˌæf ə rɪzˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use aphorism in a sentence
Over the rest of his life, the list — a mixture of proverbs, aphorisms, jokes and clever quotations — grew into a lengthy compendium known as “Rumsfeld’s Rules.”Donald H. Rumsfeld, influential but controversial Bush defense secretary, dies at 88|Bradley Graham|June 30, 2021|Washington Post
As an oft-quoted statistical aphorism goes, “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”All together now: the most trustworthy covid-19 model is an ensemble|Siobhan Roberts|May 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
An American football coach tasked with running a British Premier League soccer team, Ted meets fans and players’ jeers with can-do aphorisms and basic human decency.The New Class of Comfort TV: 16 Shows to Watch When You Run Out of Friends and The Office|Eliana Dockterman|February 10, 2021|Time
He’s in his late 70s so he often speaks in aphorisms straight out of Mayberry USA.
We must disabuse ourselves of this perhaps half-ironic but still telling aphorism.
He left the crowd with a Greek aphorism—“to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”
Thus my aphorism of the week: trying to contain damage only does more damage.
He defines Dynamic Inaction with one pithy aphorism: “When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.”When In Doubt, Mumble—Dynamic Inaction May Be Our Best Hope|Joe McLean|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He utters the aphorism in immaculate French, and judging from an overheard phone call, his Italian is almost as good.
The well-worn aphorism of the Frenchman, “History repeats itself,” was about to assert itself.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Part of the first aphorism of Hippocrates is—Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
"Hit's the pore house fer a cow hand," was his terse aphorism on the subject, and Landy had never seen a "fitten" poor house.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Paragraphs sometimes close with a shorter statement of the proposition, a sort of aphorism or epigram.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
For each or either of these extra-scriptural Articles of Faith the preceding Aphorism supplies a safe criterion.Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
British Dictionary definitions for aphorism
Derived forms of aphorismaphorist, noun
Word Origin for aphorism
Cultural definitions for aphorism
A concise and often witty statement of wisdom or opinion, such as “Children should be seen and not heard,” or “People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.”