noun (used with a singular verb)
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Origin of Proverbs
Words nearby Proverbs
Example sentences from the Web for Proverbs
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
This makes proverbs not only a clever form of verbal art, but also a potent tool of verbal combat!Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women|Daniel Bosch|April 6, 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
He will search out the hidden meanings of proverbs, and will be conversant in the secrets of parables.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Both of these readings appeal to the Solomonic portrait of the virtuous woman, in Proverbs xxxi.
In early English literature there was at one time a tendency to ascribe to Solomon various proverbs not in the Bible.
He was wise enough to understand the proverbs, “Lʼunion fait la force,” and “A house divided against itself shall surely fall.”The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Each of these sticks is inscribed with a certain number, corresponding with a sentence in a book of proverbs.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer