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noun [C]     /ˈæf.ə.rɪ.zəm/ US  /-ɚ.ɪ-/
a short clever saying that is intended to express a general truth: Oscar Wilde was famous for such aphorisms as "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes".Sentences and expressions
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