expressions · idiom

Instant Proverb: The _________ is mightier than the sword

The _________ is mightier than the sword – Anything that you write is more powerful or influential than using violence.

Which word should be in the gap?

Choose the right answer: 

A chicken

B pencil

C plume

D pen

 

 

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The right answer is:

 

 

 

pen.

pen 

 Here are some examples of how you can use this proverb:

Politicians who fear the press understand that the pen is mightier than the sword.

The pen is mightier than the sword, understood the dictator and that’s why he jailed all the journalists who wrote negative stuff about him.

The unpopular president laughed when people suggested he’d go down in history as a leader who hadn’t accomplished much. He’d explain everything in his memoir. He’d show them that the pen is mightier than the sword.

Those activists who use the internet to recruit people to work for their goals know that the pen is mightier than the sword.

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Pens are mightier than spoons, too!

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