What does the word aphorism mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Aphoristical.

Usage examples for aphorism

  1. And determining the quantity of a common aphorism or saw, the limits within which it is meant to hold good, is a valuable discipline in exactness of understanding. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  2. If this seems a dangerous concession to the enemies of the true science and art of healing, I will remind you that it is all implied in the first aphorism of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  3. With which sage aphorism he relapsed into silence, and a gloom settled on the meeting. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile