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English Proverbs

A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language.

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Whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.

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Whistle, and she'll come to you.

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Wind puffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.

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With tooth and nail.

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Within a stone's throw of it.

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Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.

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Why, then, do you walk as if you had swallowed a ramrod?

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You shall never want rope enough.

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You whirled them to the back of beyont.

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