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  • It was a play on the phrase carpe diem - seize the day - made popular by San Francisco's own Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society."

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  • My Latin teacher taught us the phrase carpe diem and I think it's very meaningful.

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  • Carpe datem (v.): a spin off the phrase carpe diem (Latin for "seize the day").

    Dan Reimold: The Vocabulary of Generation Sex

  • I used the Latin term carpe diem, seize the moment.

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  • Tilapia is also identified under a number of different generic names; it can be called "carpe" in West Africa, "St Peter's Fish" in Israel,

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  • I may be wrong, but I was taught that one could take 'carpe' pretty literally.

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  • TRAVEL agents say that a kind of carpe-diem attitude is beginning to take hold among some customers, as travelers weigh whether to hold off on spending in case the economy worsens and that money is needed down the road or to cash in now while they can on that trip to Thailand or to that luxury resort in Mexico.

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  • It is popularly translated to "seize the day", however, the most appropriate translation, considering the meaning of "carpe" in the sentence as a whole, is believed to be "gather the day", as in picking or plucking a fruit.”

    On July 4th, let's Carpe Diem...A lesson from the demise of the immigration bill

  • Assuming you had access to the necessary technology and funding, would you "carpe diem" to the max?

    George Heymont: Big in Bollywood (That's What Friends Are For)

  • Even if you already know, you can't help but be impressed, enchanted, absorbed, and transformed by the journey, which in itself is a magnificent metaphor -- carpe diem -- that the spectacle itself conveys.

    James Scarborough: "Cats," Musical Theatre West

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