proverbs come in pairs

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proverbs come in pairs

  1. Alternative form of proverbs run in pairs
    • 1979, Irving Howe, John Hollander, David Bromwich, Literature as Experience: An Anthology, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ISBN 0155511130, page 325:
      Sometimes proverbs come in pairs, the first one providing the context, the second, the revision.