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Definition of Aphorism

  APHORISM   noun
Predigested wisdom.
  The flabby wine-skin of his brain
  Yields to some pathologic strain,
  And voids from its unstored abysm
  The driblet of an aphorism.

'The Mad Philosopher,' 1697

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?Šf?r?zm n. 1 a short pithy maxim. 2 a brief statement of a principle. °°aphorist n. aphoristic adj. aphoristically adv. aphorize v.intr. (also -ise). [F aphorisme or LL f. Gk aphorismos definition f. aphorizo (as APO-, horos boundary)]

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