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Saw, subst. a moral saying, a maxim, a sentence: “who fears a sentence or an old man's s.” Lucr. 244. “coughing drowns the parson's s.” LLL V, 2, 932. “full of wise --s and modern instances,” As II, 7, 156. “now I find thy s. of might,” III, 5, 82. “we'll whisper o'er a couplet or two of most sage --s,” Tw. III, 4, 413. “his weapons holy saws of sacred writ,” H6B I, 3, 61. “all --s of books,” Hml. I, 5, 100. “that must approve the common s.” Lr. II, 2, 167.
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