Noun(1) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
(1) Listening to this week's forecasts of a ├ö├ç├┐killer winter├ö├ç├û, it seems worth recalling that meteorology has often been a byword for untrustworthy predictions.(2) But, instead, the plucky teenager is an academic high-flier and the life and soul of his school, where his name is a byword for good natured generosity.(3) The former home secretary inherited a department that was a byword for inefficiency and incompetence, and ordered a large scale clear-out of the dead wood.(4) The most intriguing of the calls is the one said to have been made by the flight's most famous passenger whose ├ö├ç├┐Let's roll!├ö├ç├û phrase became a byword for the victims' heroism and patriotism.(5) Pluralism is often attacked as a byword for anarchy; an ├ö├ç├┐anything goes' approach to ethics and politics.(6) ├ö├ç┬úSmall is beautiful├ö├ç├ÿ may be the byword for most couturiers(7) ├ö├ç├┐The ├ö├ç├┐circumcision from Africa├ö├ç├û feature that we were defined by became a byword for all you'd satirise in a woman's magazine as earnest and worthy,├ö├ç├û she says.(8) This is the sixteenth book by a woman whose name has become the byword for the authentic account of Irish living in the ├ö├ç├┐Forties├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐Fifties├ö├ç├û.(9) The car company, which lives on despite, and because of, becoming a byword for reliable plodding, was promoting a new range of electric vehicles to council delegates visiting the racecourse yesterday.(10) his name became a byword for luxury(11) As Shakespeare notes, the place was ├ö├ç├┐a byword for remoteness├ö├ç├û.(12) In Edinburgh two years ago, he recognised the effect British rule in India had had in making the sub-continent a byword for electrical excellence, commenting that an expertly-installed fuse box must have been put in by an Indian.(13) This site is becoming the byword for solid, objective commentary on technology companies for the growing number of technology stock investors.(14) He is a byword for dedication and once memorably warned a caddie that he opened up and closed the practice range, routinely whacking 500 balls in a day.(15) The company became a byword for excellence, developing a team-based corporate culture, but by the 1990s, the vast company had become weighed down by bureaucracy.(16) For U.S. readers, the galah is a colourful Australian parrot that has become a byword for stupidity because of its suicidal behaviour on some occasions.
(1) byword :: Byword
(2) word :: ពាក្យ
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