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  • Quis vero tam bene modulo suo metiri se novit, ut eum assiduae et immodicae laudationes non moveant?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Durantque aut potius aggrauescunt huiusmodi difficultates, vsque ad illum amænissimum Paradisi locum, quem protoplausti per inobedientiam sibi et posteris perdidisse noscuntur, quod spacium si metiri posset, est multarum vtique diætarum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Durantque aut potius aggrauescunt huiusmodi difficultates, vsque ad illum am鎛issimum Paradisi locum, quem protoplausti per inobedientiam sibi et posteris perdidisse noscuntur, quod spacium si metiri posset, est multarum vtique di鎡arum.

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

  • Quibus rebus permota civitas atque immutata urbis facies erat; ex summa laetitia atque lascivia, quae diuturna quies pepererat, repente omnes tristitia invasit; festinare, trepidare, neque loco neque homini cuiquam satis credere, neque bellum gerere, neque pacem habere, suo quisque metu pericula metiri.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • For instance: the Sun, which is called in Malay _mata-ari_, usually abbreviated into _'ari_, was in the Bororo language _metiri_, and in the language of the Apiacar Indians of the Arinos-Juruena river, _ahra_, which indeed closely resembles the Malay word.

    Across Unknown South America

  • Thenardi de combustione chlori et hydrogenis, ope thermometri metiri nequis.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • &c. soli musarum mystae tam negligentes sunt, ut instrumentum illud quo mundum universum metiri solent, spiritum scilicet, penitus negligere videantur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The exigency of the country made the same demand on Mr. Jefferson that it made on others who had the ability and the disposition to serve it; and he obeyed the call; thinking and feeling in this respect with the great Roman orator: "Quis enim est tam cupidus in perspicienda cognoscendaque rerum nature, ut, si, ei tractanti contemplantique, res cognitione dignissmas subito sit allatum periculum discrimenque patriae, cui subvenire opitularique possit, non illa omnia relinquat atque abjiciat, etiam si dinumerare se stellas, aut metiri mundi magnitudinem posse arbitretur?"

    Thomas Jefferson, a Character Sketch

  • There is a group without positive forms at all: disheveled, from Old French descheveler ` to mess up (someone's) hair '; ineluctable; inordinate (ordinate is a noun, a term in mathematics); intransigent; intrepid; inviolate (violate exists, but only as a verb); nondescript; nonpareil; and a very common, if hidden, negative with a very positive meaning: immense, from Latin prefix im - plus mensus, past participle of metiri ` to measure'; and here, too, there must be many more.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1

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