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pro·ver·bi·al

 (prə-vûr′bē-əl)
adj.
1. Of the nature of a proverb.
2. Expressed in a proverb.
3. Widely referred to, as if the subject of a proverb; famous.

pro·ver′bi·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.proverbially - in the manner of something that has become a byword; "this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood"
Translations
بصورَةٍ يُضْرَب بها المَثَل
příslovečně
közmondásosan
alòekkt; eins og í málshætti
príslovečne
atasözü olarak

proverbially

[prəˈvɜːbɪəlɪ] ADVproverbialmente

proverbially

adv (lit) expressin Form eines Sprichworts; (fig)sprichwörtlich; the weather there is proverbially unreliabledas Wetter dort ist sprichwörtlich wechselhaft; prevention is proverbially better than curewie das Sprichwort sagt, Vorsicht ist besser als Nachsicht

proverbially

[prəˈvɜːbɪəlɪ] advproverbialmente

proverb

(ˈprovəːb) noun
a well-known saying that gives good advice or expresses a supposed truth. Two common proverbs are `Many hands make light work' and `Don't count your chickens before they're hatched!'
proˈverbial adjective
proˈverbially adverb
References in classic literature ?
For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
The two were inventors and proverbially poor business men, though they had amassed a fortune.
Captain Bonneville was suitably affected by this mark of friendship; but his experience in what is proverbially called "Indian giving," made him aware that a parting pledge was necessary on his own part, to prove that his friendship was reciprocated.
Tom meant to reverse this image, but love is proverbially desperate in its figures of speech, and any thing was better than appearing to hesitate.
The Hunsdens were of an old stem; and scornful as Yorke (such was my late interlocutor's name) professed to be of the advantages of birth, in his secret heart he well knew and fully appreciated the distinction his ancient, if not high lineage conferred on him in a mushroom-place like X , concerning whose inhabitants it was proverbially said, that not one in a thousand knew his own grandfather.
Women, children, and dogs proverbially know by instinct who the people are who really like them.
If the mothers of the free states had all felt as they should, in times past, the sons of the free states would not have been the holders, and, proverbially, the hardest masters of slaves; the sons of the free states would not have connived at the extension of slavery, in our national body; the sons of the free states would not, as they do, trade the souls and bodies of men as an equivalent to money, in their mercantile dealings.
Beauty in tears is proverbially irresistible--and the youth, bending forward, said in a voice that was modulated to the stillness of the room--
These worthies found the material a little too solid for the tools of their workmen, which, in General, were employed on a substance no harder than the white pine of the adjacent mountains, a wood so proverbially soft that it is commonly chosen by the hunters for pillows.
Philander; "permit me to suggest that doubtless the Moors who were conquered in the fifteenth century will continue in that most regrettable condition for the time being at least, even though we postpone discussion of that world calamity until we may attain the enchanting view of yon FELIS CARNIVORA which distance proverbially is credited with lending.
Some remembrance of old Valentines, wherein a cherub, less appropriately attired for a proverbially uncertain climate, had been seen conducting lovers to the altar, might have been fancied to inflame the ardour of his timber toes.
Now if ever, occurred an eligible opportunity for `going to the devil', as he once forcibly expressed it, for he had plenty of money and nothing to do, and Satan is proverbially fond of providing employment for full and idle hands.