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noun [C] uk   /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".
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in Chinese (Traditional) 格言,警句…
in Chinese (Simplified) 格言,警句…
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