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Origin of proverbial
OTHER WORDS FROM proverbialpro·ver·bi·al·ly, adverbun·pro·ver·bi·al, adjectiveun·pro·ver·bi·al·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for proverbial
He was the proverbially smooth young man looking to get ahead, and he did.The Real James Bond: Ian Fleming’s Commandos Reviewed|Michael Korda|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
England is proverbially ungrateful to her lesser kind of heroes as well as to her greater kind of poets.Servants of the Guns|Jeffery E. Jeffery
The eye of jealousy is proverbially sharp, and yet it is indisputably green.The Comic English Grammar|Unknown
Proverbially the worst part of an attack was waiting for it.