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By John Simpson, Jennifer Speake

This distinct and authoritative dictionary includes over 1,100 of the main generic proverbs in English and makes use of examine from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's greatest language databank. This variation has been revised and entirely up to date and comprises a variety of fullyyt new entries. It additionally gains improved insurance of international language proverbs presently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of utilization, together with the earliest written proof of its use, this A-Z guide

provides an intensive - and engaging - background for each access. prepared in A-Z layout and with an invaluable thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is perfect for shopping and ideally suited for fast reference. lookup your outdated favourites, study punchy new expressions to get your aspect throughout, and find

the resolution to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: locate proverbs appropriate to each element of lifestyles during this interesting and informative assortment.

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16 An art is long and life is short. 1710 S. PALMER Proverbs 380 Art is Long, Life Short. Our Philosophical Meditations on Time are very Obscure and Confus’d. 1869 M. ARNOLD Culture & Anarchy vi. we take some other criterion of man’s well-being than the cities he has built.. our Liberal friends.. take us up very sharply. ’ 1958 L. DURRELL Balthazar IV. xiii. The shapely hand on his shoulder still wore the great ring taken from the tomb of a Byzantine youth. Life is short, art long. 1987 ‘C. AIRD’ Dead Liberty viii.

Appearance, deceptive; deception APPETITE comes with eating Desire or facility increases as an activity proceeds. Cf. V. l’appétit vient en mangeant, appetite comes with eating; 1600–1 SHAKESPEARE Hamlet I. ii. 143 Why, she would hang on him As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on. 1653 URQUHART & MOTTEUX tr. Rabelais’ Gargantua i. v. Appetite comes with eating. a 1721 M. PRIOR Dialogues of Dead (1907) 227 But as we say in France, the Appetite comes in Eating; so in Writing You stil found more to write.

1927 E. F. BENSON Lucia in London v. Mr. Merriall.. watched the three figures at Georgie’s door. ‘Appearances are deceptive,’ he said. ’ 2002 A. VANNEMAN Sherlock Holmes and Giant Rat of Sumatra xviii. 128 ‘Why, Mr. ’ ‘Appearances are deceiving,’ returned Holmes. appearance, deceptive; deception APPETITE comes with eating Desire or facility increases as an activity proceeds. Cf. V. l’appétit vient en mangeant, appetite comes with eating; 1600–1 SHAKESPEARE Hamlet I. ii. 143 Why, she would hang on him As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on.

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