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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Edited by Jennifer Speake

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780198734901
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191799440 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198734901.001.0001
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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‘brilliantly arranged … I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and those who like to prove people wrong in argument’ – Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph

Over 2,500 entries

This unique and authoritative dictionary covers the most widely used proverbs in English, using the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. The new edition adds many sayings that have gained currency in recent years, such as ‘better out than in’ and ‘if you can’t be good, be lucky’. Explanations have been added or expanded for hundreds of proverbs, and examples of usage updated. Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing.

Book.  2530 pages.  223449 words. 

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ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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He who is ABSENT is always in the wrong (<i>c</i> <b>1440</b>) in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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ACCIDENTS will happen (in the best‐regulated families) in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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There is no ACCOUNTING for tastes (<b>1599</b>) in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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