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saying (plural sayings)
- 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, 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!
- For more quotations using this term, see Citations:saying.
- (obsolete) That which is said; an utterance.
- c. 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The VVinters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- And I'll be sworn you would believe my saying,
Howe'er you lean to th' nayward.
proverb or maxim