A proverb is a simple, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience.

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Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language.

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It is an age-old tradition to keep folklore alive, and every culture has its dictionary of proverbs.

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Proverb: The big game often appears when the hunter has given up the hunt for the day

Meaning: Important opportunities or achievements often come when you least expect them, especially after you’ve stopped actively searching for them. It emphasizes the idea that sometimes good things happen when you least anticipate them, so it’s important to remain open and persistent, even when things seem difficult or hopeless.

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