Synonyms for aphorism

Grammar : Noun
Spell : af-uh-riz-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæf əˌrɪz əm

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Définition of aphorism

Origin :
  • 1520s (especially in reference to the "Aphorisms of Hippocrates"), from Middle French aphorisme (14c., aufforisme), from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos "definition, pithy sentence," from aphorizein "to mark off, divide," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + horizein "to bound" (see horizon).
  • An aphorism is a short, pithy statement containing a truth of general import; an axiom is a statement of self-evident truth; a theorem is a demonstrable proposition in science or mathematics; an epigram is like an aphorism, but lacking in general import. Maxim and saying can be used as synonyms for aphorism.
  • noun saying expressing a belief, often true
Example sentences :
  • This aphorism seemed to merit a new cigar on Crane's part, so he lighted one.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • When you have thoroughly digested this aphorism, you are fit to start in the world.
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • Pleasurably, for a moment, he considered the altruism of that aphorism.
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • His aphorism was, "Gentlemen, the secret of surgery is the nailbrush."
  • Extract from : « A Labrador Doctor » by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • His uncle uttered an aphorism: "The throne is a board covered with velvet."
  • Extract from : « Napoleon the Little » by Victor Hugo
  • But if there be any truth in the aphorism, we must define our terms.
  • Extract from : « Appearances » by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • "Whatever good is from God, whatever ill from thyself," is a Koranic aphorism.
  • Extract from : « Pan-Islam » by George Wyman Bury
  • It is an aphorism among them, that "where a Gy loves it is her pleasure to obey."
  • Extract from : « The Coming Race » by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Where learned you that aphorism, out of place on such rosy lips?
  • Extract from : « A Strange Story, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I cannot tell you how puzzled I was to make out what my father meant by his aphorism.
  • Extract from : « The Caxtons, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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