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  • The millions of men who followed Xerxes, Cyrus, Tomyris, the thirty or forty-four millions of Egyptians, Thebes with her hundred gates — “Et quicquid Grecia mendax audet in historia” — resemble the five hundred thousand men of Attila, which company of pleasant travellers it would have been difficult to find on the journey.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Deformat, me Hercule, ade� mendax et absurda hyperbole historiam, idque tant� magis quant� minus est necessaria.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Deformat, me Hercule, adeò mendax et absurda hyperbole historiam, idque tantò magis quantò minus est necessaria.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • That _mendax_ _infamia_ from the press, which daily coins false facts and false motives?

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • Salva res est, philosophatur quoque iam, non mendax modo est.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • Cysat extracted his twenty-fifth chapter (wherein, by the way, you will learn something of Calabrian dragons); then came J.J. Wagner (1680); then Scheuchzer, prince of dragon-finders, who informs us that _multorum draconum historta mendax.

    Old Calabria

  • Another lecturer, a month later, starting from the same fact, took the line that it was possible to be _splendide mendax_, and that we had good reason to be extremely proud all our lives of the lie told in the recruiting office.

    A Padre in France

  • Our memory plays us beautifully false -- splendide mendax -- till one wishes sometimes that old and wise men, retelling the story of their life, could recall for the comfort of youth some part of its languors and mischances, its bitter jealousies, its intense and poignant sense of failure.

    Where No Fear Was

  • Somewhere I have read a Latin line -- the name of whose author has slipped my memory -- which seems to fit the case perfectly: "Quidquid non audet in historia Germania mendax!"

    Fighting For Peace

  • Body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access. mendax

    Fighting For Peace

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