APHORISM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APHORISM
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aphorism
 n.  definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion
Classic Sentence:
1  He had professional aphorisms, which he inserted into his wife's mind.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
2  She was in unison with Father Gillenormand; while he erected joy into aphorisms and maxims, she exhaled goodness like a perfume.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
3  Nothing could have been less consonant with Selden's mood than Van Alstyne's after-dinner aphorisms, but as long as the latter confined himself to generalities his listener's nerves were in control.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
Example Sentence:
1  An aphorism differs from an adage in that it is more philosophical or scientific.