noun (used with a singular verb)
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She hilariously explains Chinese proverbs when someone sneezes off-camera during interviews.Tennis Star Li Na Says Goodbye to the Court…and Puts the Sport’s Rise in Asia in Question|Nicholas McCarvel|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When you think of proverbs, you picture expressions of ancient wisdom.
He reminded the audience of the words of Proverbs: As iron sharpeneth iron, so a friend sharpens the mind of his friend.
Scripture is real clear in Proverbs 15:1, ‘A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.’The GOP Sounds Un-Christian in Condemning Obama’s Quran-Burning Apology|Kirsten Powers|February 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Again, in Hazlitt's Proverbs, we find 'To go blow one's flute,' which is taken from an old proverb.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
All these proverbs are identical in form: each is expressed in a distich; the apparent exception in xix.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Proverbs|R. F. Horton
He has been speaking to them in symbols, proverbs, parables.The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
Paine was not misled by the proverbs that wolves had written for sheep.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
The speeches abounded in short sententious utterances, in proverbs, poetic allusions and metaphors borrowed from legends.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves