saying

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Etymology[edit]

say +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈseɪɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: say‧ing

Verb[edit]

saying

  1. present participle of say

Noun[edit]

saying (plural sayings)

  1. A proverb or maxim.
    • 1983, Shen, James C. H., “Rejoining the Government”, in Robert Myers, editor, The U.S. & Free China: How the U.S. Sold Out Its Ally[1], Washington, D.C.: Acropolis Books Ltd., →ISBN, LCCN 82-13884, OCLC 8708915, page 30:
      There is a Chinese saying: "One who does not know how to smile has no business to be in business." How much truer is this of people engaged in the business of diplomacy!
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Citadel:
      Garrus: Fist knows you're coming. We'll have a better chance if we all work together.
      Wrex: My people have a saying: Seek the enemy of your enemy, and you will find a friend.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:saying.
  2. (obsolete) That which is said; an utterance.

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