The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs by Jennifer SpeakeThe Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs by Jennifer Speake

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

EditorJennifer Speake

Paperback | September 23, 2015

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 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, andcovering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries.Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late tolearn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
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).
Title:The Oxford Dictionary of ProverbsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:September 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198734905

ISBN - 13:9780198734901

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Table of Contents

Editor's PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroductionDictionaryBibliographyThematic Index

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