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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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aphorismaph‧o‧ris‧m /ˈæfərɪzəm/ noun [countable] formal  SLa short phrase that contains a wise idea syn sayingaphoristic /ˌæfəˈrɪstɪk◂/ adjective
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aphorismHe developed an aphorism, New York is over-eager to get rich.Sounds like an aphorism from some ancient sage, and so it is.But good aphorisms do not have to be meaningful in a strict sense.Refusing to build a system or to allow his philosophy to be systematized, he writes in aphorisms.These speeches had to be rich in literary illusion and ruminative aphorism.Perhaps the same aphorism could be said of our body.
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