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Word Example of - aphorism

    Example Sentences for aphorism

    He now reverted to the form of the aphorism, and resolved to throw the materials of the Cogitata et Visa into this shape.

    But if there be any truth in the aphorism, we must define our terms.

    The expectant method may be said to be founded upon the aphorism of Mead that "gout is the cure of gout."

    "Whatever good is from God, whatever ill from thyself," is a Koranic aphorism.

    This Aphorism would, it may seem, have been placed more fitly in the Chapter following.

    When you have thoroughly digested this aphorism, you are fit to start in the world.

    It was another exemplification of the aphorism that it is the unexpected which always happens.

    His aphorism was, "Gentlemen, the secret of surgery is the nailbrush."

    Zimmerman has an aphorism which is applicable to this case—“Those who conceal their age do not conceal their folly.”

    Where learned you that aphorism, out of place on such rosy lips?

Word Origin & History of - aphorism

    Word Origin & History

    aphorism 1520s (especially in ref. to the "Aphorisms of Hippocrates"), from M.Fr. aphorisme, from L.L. aphorismus, from Gk. aphorismos "definition, pithy sentence," from aphorizein "to mark off, divide," from apo- "from" + horizein "to bound." An aphorism is a short, pithy statement containing a truth of general import; an axiom is a statement of self-evident truth; a theorem is a demonstrable proposition in science or mathematics; an epigram is like an aphorism, but lacking in general import. Maxim and saying can be used as synonyms for aphorism.

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