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adage

ad·age

adage

 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: noun
definition: an old familiar saying that expresses folk wisdom; proverb.
You've been making promises, but I believe in the old adage that "actions speak louder than words."
synonyms:
aphorism, proverb
similar words:
apothegm, Atticism, byword, dictum, gnome, maxim, motto, saw, saying, truism
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  belief, moral