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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Jennifer Speake

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

by Jennifer Speake

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Published by Oxford Univ Pr .
Written in English


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Pagination388 p.
Number of Pages388
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Open LibraryOL23120623M
ISBN 100199539537
ISBN 109780199539536

In this book the compiler has followed the example of the Oxford English Dictionary, which has been invaluable alike as model and as source of information, and to each proverb he has appended illustrative quotations in chronological order.   This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English.5/5(1).

The Oxford dictionary of proverbs. [Jennifer Speake;] -- "Seeing is believing when it comes to this authoritative A-Z. Find proverbs relevant to all aspects of life, look up your old favourites, and learn punchy new expressions to make your point. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2, proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Speake, Jennifer and J. A. Simpson, The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, MLA Citation (style guide) Speake, Jennifer., and J. A Simpson. The Oxford Dictionary of.


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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins/5(37).

Scholarly. Compiled in the same manner as the Oxford English Dictionary. The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs book all but the most academic specialists, the extensive history of the proverbs it includes is far more than enough.

Does the reader really need more than one early example (many dating to Chaucer's time or before) to get the feel for the proverb's staying power/5(9). An entertaining and informative guide to the sayings that have consistently added spice to the English language, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs is an indispensable source for all language lovers.

Praise for the First Edition: "Scholarly, meticulous, and authoritative"-- The Washington Post Book World/5(5). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, although very well organized and with so many useful entries, fails to explain the meanings of practically most of the proverbs.

But if you're really good at guessing meanings by reading examples given (there are plenty of /5(8). This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team to source them.

This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international : Oxford University Press.

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, authored by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake, is a dictionary that contains overwidely used proverbs in English. This book is a revised and updated version which includes foreign language proverbs that are used in English today.

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team to source them.

This edition 5/5(1). This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins.

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank.

This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1, of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins/5(36).

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Amazon Price/5(9). This new edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs contains over 1, of the best-known proverbs from around the world, including new to this edition. For example, did you know that A trouble shared is a trouble halved wasn't recorded before the twentieth century.

Or that A watched pot never boils first appears as late as ?/5. Previous ed. published as: The concise oxford dicitionary of proverbs. Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index Mode of access: InternetPages: New proverbs in this edition include "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," "Different strokes for different folks," and "Less is more," among many others.

An entertaining and informative guide to the sayings that have consistently added spice to the English language, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs is an indispensable source for all. Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Quick Reference) - Kindle edition by Speake, Jennifer.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Quick Reference)/5(37).

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