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  • n. Plural form of aphorism.


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  • Ecclesiastes. (6 pages) The work consists of personal or autobiographic matter, at times expressed in aphorisms and maxims illuminated in terse paragraphs with reflections on the meaning of life and the best way of life.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The problem with aphorisms is that it takes considerable background to understand them, of course.

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  • Here, the animal aspect is downplayed to insignificance, despite aphorisms from a fable scattered through the text; the punchline of this, annoyingly, doesn't come at the conclusion as a punchline should, and the actual concluding moral is moralistic.

    The Cosmic Balance (i.e. my ego) is Maintained!!

  • He interspersed his conversation with Bedouin aphorisms and turns of phrase.

    The Fall of the House of Saud

  • He already showed the power, in which he was probably unequalled, of coining aphorisms out of commonplace.

    Alexander Pope English Men of Letters Series

  • Simpson may have been a minor genius at coining aphorisms. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In fact, the restaurateur has been coining aphorisms and posting them in his famed New York City vegetarian eateries, The Candle CafĂ© and Candle 79, for over 20 years.


  • I repeat therefore: the matter is not concerned with a field campaign worked out in detail, but with certain purely academic thoughts -- I believe they were expressly described as 'aphorisms' -- about the conduct of war in general, which the Kaiser communicated in his interchange of correspondence with the late Queen Victoria.

    William of Germany

  • I decided that when writing a book filled with aphorisms aka blog or PowerPoint lines, I might as well skip a step and make it into a PowerPoint.

    March « 2009 « BuzzMachine

  • Goodbye, How Are You? again at some point, if only because its mix of visual puns and subtitled aphorisms makes it difficult to swallow in one sitting.



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