Origin of proverbial
Examples from the Web for proverbially
Contemporary Examples of proverbially
He was the proverbially smooth young man looking to get ahead, and he did.The Real James Bond: Ian Fleming’s Commandos Reviewed
November 19, 2011
Historical Examples of proverbially
"Physicians are proverbially shy of their own medicines," said he.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Was not a Spaniard proverbially as quick to love as to jealousy?The Historical Nights' Entertainment
He belongs to that class of Englishmen who proverbially speak the truth.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
Proverbially the worst part of an attack was waiting for it.
Servants are proverbially lavish and careless in this matter.The Young Maiden
A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
early 15c. (implied in proverbially.), from Late Latin proverbialis "pertaining to a proverb," from proverbium (see proverb).