The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0198734905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries 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 meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order 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. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Elizabeth Knowles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-06
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0191084247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 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. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by J. A. Simpson,Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now reissued and updated, this invaluable work of reference provides the reader with over 1,000 of the best-known English proverbs from around the world. For this third edition the explanatory material has been expanded and new proverbs added including Never say never, It takes one to knowone, The devil is in the details, and If you want something done, ask a busy person. Every major proverb in use in the twentieth century Quotations provide a fascinating history of each proverb Thematic index helps you find proverbs on subjects ranging from boasting to weddings 'brilliantly argued I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and those who like to prove people wrong in argument.' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph 'much pleasure, earthy or erudite, and sometimes both, lies here in store' Richard Holmes, The Times

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by John Simpson,Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780192800022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lists recorded usages and meaning for hundreds of proverbs arranged by key word, from "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "Youth must be served."

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by J. A. Simpson,Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique and authoritative collection contains over 1,100 of the most widely-used proverbs in English with research drawing on the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. Lively and compelling, this book is filled with favourites - old and new - and with the fascinating history of each proverb through the ages.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by J. A. Simpson,Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lists recorded usages and meaning for hundreds of proverbs arranged by key word, from "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "Youth must be served"

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780191799440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This unique and authoritative dictionary covers the most widely used proverbs in English, using the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. The new edition adds many sayings that have gained currency in recent years, such as 'better out than in' and 'if you can't be good, be lucky'. Explanations have been added or expanded for hundreds of proverbs, and examples of usage updated. A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing" --

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Jennifer Speake,J. A. Simpson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the history of more than eleven hundred proverbs that are still in current use, offering detailed annotations and up-to-the-minute citations from around the English-speaking world.

The Oxford Compendium of English

The Oxford Compendium of English
A Book

by Jonathan Law

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 1552
  • ISBN : 9780199691135
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Compendium of English is the ideal reference source for language lovers. With one volume containing definitive English language usage guidance and practical hints on communicating, another volume filled with the most up-to-date and easily accessible quotations and proverbs, and another volume providing a dictionary and thesaurus from Oxford's unrivalled language database, this is essential reading for the home and the office. OXFORD LANGUAGE REFERENCE DT Comprehensiveand practical advice on English grammar and usage DT Essential information on writing skills, punctuation, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and common confusables DT The use of English as an international language DT Information on public speaking, including a checklist for making a business speech OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS AND PROVERBS DT More than 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up DT Quotations on every subject you can think of, from traditional topics like Courage or Knowledge, to topical and contemporary themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering DT Over 1,000 proverbs, plus special categories including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans OXFORD DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS DT Over a quarter of a million dictionary definitions, entries, and alternative words DT Extra pronunciation and language help DT Special Reverse Dictionary supplement

The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs
A Book

by Frank Percy Wilson,William George Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 930
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs 3 Ed. Rev. by F. P. Wilson

The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs 3 Ed. Rev. by F. P. Wilson
A Book

by F. P. Wilson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 930
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases

The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases
The concise oxford dictionary of proverbs

by J. A. Simpson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780198691662
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by L.A. Simpson (ed)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
A Book

by John Ayto

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-06-18
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9780198845621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This major new edition contains entries for over 6,000 idioms, including 700 entirely new entries, based on Oxford's language monitoring and the ongoing third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs. 3rd Ed.; Revised by F.P. Wilson with an Introduction by Joanna Wilson

The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs. 3rd Ed.; Revised by F.P. Wilson with an Introduction by Joanna Wilson
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 930
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
A Book

by Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780192801111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for well-known idioms such as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, andmany more. A date of origin is often given and many entries are supported by illustrative quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, Spectator, and Agatha Christie. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of words and phrases.--Arrangement of words alphabetically by key word means easy browsing--Focuses on British English, but also covers US English and other variants, e.g. cut to the chase and make a Virginia fence.--Histories of well-known idioms are provided

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by John Simpson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9787810800556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
A Book

by Elizabeth Knowles

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2009-09-10
  • Pages : 1184
  • ISBN : 9780199237173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present. Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of over 20,000 fully indexed quotations. 'When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple: take it and copy it' - Anatole France

The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Rosalind Fergusson,Market House Books, Ltd

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.