Example sentences for: adage

How can you use “adage” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Though the author of Advertisements for Myself has always liked his sex the way a schoolboy likes his pie--any way he can get it--he was never the hippest cat in the pack (witness "The White Negro," his attempt to grapple with the Beats, which proved the adage that those who had to ask what hip was, weren't).

  • To sum up, in terms of the adage that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, the book's enthymematic nature suggests that not quite enough sweat has been broken.

  • Prudie thinks the old adage is true: Money doesn't care who has it.

  • A new adage is proving true in Washington: Ex-politicians don't retire.

  • Remember the old adage: There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.


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