Example sentences for: adage

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

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

  • 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).

  • Michael Kinsley's recent article "Eight Reasons Not to Cut the Capital-Gains Tax" truly proves the adage that liberals cannot stand success.

  • The beneficiary family seems to be proving the old adage: No good deed goes unpunished.

  • Prudie is thinking of the forest ranger's adage: Fight fire with fire.


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