A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from...

  • ISBN: 9780199539536
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  • Author John Simpson, Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Binding Paperback

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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.

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Oxford University Press is a renowned publishing house that develops and publishes high quality textbooks, scholarly works, and academic books for school courses, bilingual dictionaries and also digital materials for both learning and teaching. It is a division of the University of Oxford. Their first book was locally published in the year 1912. Some of the books published under their banner are India’s Ancient Past, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, Companion to Politics in India, Sociology: Themes and Perspectives and Common Mistakes at IELTS Advanced …and How to Avoid Them.


 

Author John Simpson, Jennifer Speake
ISBN 9780199539536
Langauage English
Pages 388
Publisher Oxford University Press
Binding Paperback

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