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Of, resembling, or expressed as a fable or fairy tale
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“Her husband rushed into the kitchen, and like that proverbial knight in shining armor, took over from that point on.”
Of, resembling, or expressed as a proverb or cliché
“She rises like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of her lunacy to become the first woman psychoanalyst in Switzerland.”
Conventional, especially in a stereotypical sense
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“The common proverbial maxims of prudence, being founded in universal experience, are perhaps the best general rules which can be given about it.”
Widely known, especially so as to be stereotypical
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“The neighborliness and hospitality of farmers is proverbial in every land and clime.”
Publicly acknowledged to be
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Of or pertaining to an axiom
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