common saying

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As his wife grew older, she became even a more cheerful and light-hearted little creature; and it was a common saying among their friends, that it was impossible to say which looked the happier, Tim as he sat calmly smiling in his elbow-chair on one side of the fire, or his brisk little wife chatting and laughing, and constantly bustling in and out of hers, on the other.
It was a common saying, even among little white boys, that it was worth a half- cent to kill a "nigger," and a half-cent to bury one.
Say no more on that subject for thy life, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "for it is displeasing to me; I have already pardoned thee for that, and thou knowest the common saying, 'for a fresh sin a fresh penance.
And it was a common saying as the father wanted to ride the tailor out o' the lad, and make a gentleman on him--not but what I'm a tailor myself, but in respect as God made me such, I'm proud on it, for "Macey, tailor", 's been wrote up over our door since afore the Queen's heads went out on the shillings.
It is a common saying in Africa that thunder does not strike on the same spot twice.
The common saying among the Brits when the Americans arrived in this country was that they were "over-paid, over-sexed and over here"
It further noted: "It is a common saying which is never aimed to offend the highly valuable place of women in the country.
There's a common saying in Playboy lore that goes 'Once a playmate, always a playmate.
A mission focused on three censuses update on common saying valley
There's a common saying in Kurdistan that says that most consider politics as simply lies or jokes.
Let the whale devour me, rather than the worms," is a common saying among the shanty town's residents, favoring death at the sea for starving to death at home.
THERE is a common saying that "no man is perfect", so we slide below that standard of worthiness into imperfection with seemingly popular consent.