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English Proverbs : Proverb to Meaning I


Given the PROVERB, identify the MEANING

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1.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

  Everything that is attractive on the outside may not be really valuable inside.

  Be blunt and say plainly what you mean.

  One's actions whether good or bad determine one's rewards or punishments.

  A mistake can be a great teacher.

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2.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  One should not worry before something happens for it may never happen.

  Our affection increases when we are parted from our loved ones.

  Be blunt and say plainly what you mean.

  Nothing can go on forever as all things change.

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3.

Actions speak louder than words.

  It is what we do that matters and not just what we say.

  Once a decision has been made, it cannot be reversed.

  People who talk a lot or threaten may not be actually harmful.

  The character of a child shows the kind of man he will grow up to be.

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4.

The child is father of the man.

  What pleases the sight varies from one person to another.

  Steady progress is better in the long run than inconsistent speed.

  There are often early indications of future happenings.

  The character of a child shows the kind of man he will grow up to be.

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5.

Call a spade a spade.

  A person with deficiencies finds excuses for his lack of skill.

  Family ties are stronger than other relationships.

  The character of a child shows the kind of man he will grow up to be.

  Be blunt and say plainly what you mean.

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6.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

  Be blunt and say plainly what you mean.

  The finest things are hard to get.

  People who talk a lot or threaten may not be actually harmful.

  People with similar interests and tastes tend to group.

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7.

Charity begins at home.

  If one arrives early, one gets a better choice.

  Provide help first to one's family members and then to others.

  Information about unpleasant happenings spreads quickly.

  Treat others as you would expect them to treat you.

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