The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198734901

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191580017

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198778376

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as "Never waste a good crisis" and "Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have," which add a contemporary flavor to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs

Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: David Pickering

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304349119

Category: Reference

Page: 297

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"...more than 3,000 entries, covering familiar and unfamiliar proverbs from the English-speaking world as well as a wide representative selection from other cultures....entertaining and informative writing style makes this easy-to-use dictionary a pleasant experience for students of language and folklore as well as general readers seeking elucidation of an unusual or sometimes familiar proverb encountered in reading or conversation.....for school, public, and academic libraries."--Booklist. "...succinct, accessible, informative, and authoritative data..."--Library Journal.

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

Author:

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300136029

Category: Reference

Page: 294

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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.