Oxford dictionary of proverbs

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Oxford University Press , Oxford, Toronto
Proverbs, English., Proverbs, Amer
Other titlesDictionary of proverbs
Statementedited by Jennifer Speake ; previously co-edited with John Simpson.
ContributionsSpeake, Jennifer., Simpson, J. A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN 6421 C64 2004 REF
The Physical Object
Pagination448 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22178344M
ISBN 100198605242

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, 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. Scholarly. Compiled in the same manner as the Oxford English Dictionary.

For all but the most academic specialists, the extensive history of the proverbs it includes is far more than enough.

Does the reader really need more than one early example (many dating to Chaucer's time or before) to get the feel for the proverb's staying power/5(9). This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team 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/5(36). Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs She was the editor of the first editions of The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases () and The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms ().

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team 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.

From Roman times to the computer age, proverbs have added spice to our language. This new edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs contains over 1, of the best-known proverbs from around the world, including new to this edition/5.

New proverbs in this edition include "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," "Different strokes for different folks," and "Less is more," among many others. An entertaining and informative guide to the sayings that have consistently added spice to the English language, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs is an indispensable source for all.

Oxford Dictionary Of Proverbs PDF Download Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs represents the latest stage inside Oxford University Press’s insurance coverage of proverbs and reflects the adjustments that have taken place in the quarter-century since the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs first appeared.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Speake, Jennifer and J. Simpson, The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, MLA Citation (style guide) Speake, Jennifer., and J.

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team 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 5/5(1). Previous ed. published as: The concise oxford dicitionary of proverbs.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(36). In this book the compiler has followed the example of the Oxford English Dictionary, which has been invaluable alike as model and as source of information, and to each proverb he has appended illustrative quotations in chronological order.

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This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins.

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Like the content, this dictionary will never go out of style or fall into disuse /5(36). Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2, proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 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 : Oxford University Press. Get this from a library. The Oxford dictionary of proverbs.

[Jennifer Speake;] -- "Many older proverbs passed into English from the Bible or from classical authors. Modern proverbs may have different origins ('garbage in, garbage out' comes from computing, while 'there's no such.

Oxford dictionary of English proverbs. Oxford, The Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William George Smith; Janet E Heseltine, Mrs.

Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: xxviii, pages 24 cm. Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2, proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 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.

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