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Definition of "adage" []

  • A saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use. See Synonyms at saying. See Usage Note at redundancy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adage" in a sentence
  • "We will begin today with a demonstration of some of the basic, yet difficult ballet exercises, what we call the adage portion of our class, to be performed by my primary class students."
  • "He said the aged adage is loyal - once we get married, the sex stops."
  • "Just goes to show the old adage is true, you can take the monkey out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the monkey."