Random House Dictionary of America's Popular Proverbs

Random House Dictionary of America's Popular Proverbs

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by Gregory Titelman
     
 

Arranged in an A to Z format for ease of use, this collection of proverbs and everyday expressions is newly revised with new entries and updated citations. Comprehensive and entertaining, it includes both biblical proverbs and everyday expressions used in America today, with historical usage and up-to-the-minute examples from the media. This treasure trove of…  See more details below

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Arranged in an A to Z format for ease of use, this collection of proverbs and everyday expressions is newly revised with new entries and updated citations. Comprehensive and entertaining, it includes both biblical proverbs and everyday expressions used in America today, with historical usage and up-to-the-minute examples from the media. This treasure trove of language includes sayings from "Let sleeping dogs lie" (Chaucer's Troilus and Chriseyde, c. 1374) to "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" (Vanderbilt University football coach Red Sanders, 1953), and many others that have enjoyed popular use in America over the centuries.

  • Over 1,500 proverbs and 10,000 illustrative citations—including 200
    sayings new to this edition

  • Cross-referencing to all relative proverbs and sayings

  • Extensive subject index for easy reference

  • Thorough bibliography of proverb collections and works cited in the book

  • Cross-referencing to all relative proverbs and sayings

  • Extensive subject index for easy reference

  • Thorough bibliography of proverb collections and works cited in the book

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780375705847
    Publisher:
    Random House Information Group
    Publication date:
    04/18/2000
    Edition description:
    REVISED
    Pages:
    496
    Product dimensions:
    7.37(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.16(d)

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    Meet the Author

    Gregory Titelman, a native of Ukraine, has lived in America since 1977. He has taught English as a second language in the New York City school system and at Yeshiva University.

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    Random House Dictionary of America's Popular Proverbs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I absolutely love this book compared to the rest of the similar books on quotations, because IT EXPLAINS, DESCRIBES, AND REFERENCES the quotes in depth. Not just a laundry list.