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The big picture the situation as a whole.

every picture tells a story proverbial saying, early 20th century; in Jane Eyre (1847), Charlotte Brontë had written for the child Jane, ‘The letter-press…I cared little for…Each picture told a story’.

one picture is worth ten thousand words proverbial saying, early 20th century (there is no basis for an ascription of Chinese origin which is sometimes made).

Subjects: Linguistics.


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