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Published: 24 November 2015

416 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198734901

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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Sixth Edition

Edited by Jennifer Speake

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English across the world, including expanded coverage of proverbs of international origin
  • Uses evidence from Oxford Languages' research
  • Thoroughly revised and updated edition, with a greater emphasis on providing helpful explanation of the meanings of proverbs
  • Usage examples, including the earliest written evidence, provide a fascinating history of many proverbs
  • Thematic index is as ideal for quick reference as the A-Z section is for browsing

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly revised and updated content
  • A stronger emphasis on helpful explanation of all proverbs that require it
  • Expanded coverage of proverbs of international origin

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