Free Online Book The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs


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It contains more than 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English around the world, including a wider coverage of proverbs of international origin
Uses evidence from the Oxford Dictionaries research
Completely revised and updated edition, with a greater emphasis on providing a useful explanation of the meanings of the proverbs
Examples of use, including the oldest written evidence, provide a fascinating story of many proverbs
The thematic index is ideal for quick reference since section A-Z is for browsing
New in this edition:
Content completely revised and updated
A stronger emphasis on the useful explanation of all the proverbs that require it
Extended coverage of proverbs of international origin

About the Author
Jennifer Speake is a freelance writer. She was the editor of the first editions of The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (1997) and The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (1999).


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