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Meaning of “the pen is mightier than the sword” in the English Dictionary

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the pen is mightier than the sword

saying said to ​emphasize that ​thinking and writing have more ​influence on ​people and ​events than the use of ​force or ​violence
(Definition of the pen is mightier than the sword from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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