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  • Proverbially — Pro*ver bi*al*ly, adv. In a proverbial manner; by way of proverb; hence, commonly; universally; as, it is proverbially said; the bee is proverbially busy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proverbially — proverbial ► ADJECTIVE 1) referred to in a proverb or idiom. 2) well known, especially so as to be stereotypical. DERIVATIVES proverbially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • proverbially — adverb in the manner of something that has become a byword this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood • Derived from adjective: ↑proverbial …   Useful english dictionary

  • proverbially — adverb see proverbial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proverbially — See proverbial. * * * …   Universalium

  • proverbially — adverb a) In a manner that uses proverbs. b) In a manner reminiscent of proverb. See Also: proverb, proverbial …   Wiktionary

  • proverbially — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. as the saying is, as they say, as the story goes, aphoristically, axiomatically, epigrammatically, platitudinously, traditionally; see also customarily …   English dictionary for students

  • proverbially — adv. through an adage, through a parable, by using a proverb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proverbially — pro·ver·bi·al·ly …   English syllables

  • proverbial — proverbially, adv. /preuh verr bee euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a proverb: proverbial brevity. 2. expressed in a proverb or proverbs: proverbial wisdom. 3. of the nature of or resembling a proverb: proverbial sayings. 4 …   Universalium

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