proverbialism

proverbialism

(prəˈvɜːbɪəlɪzəm)
n
(Rhetoric) a proverbial expression
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proverbialism

the composing, collecting, or customary use of proverbs. Cf. paroemiology.proverbialist, n.
See also: Language
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