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  • Merely to meet this difficulty with a non possumus is not, it seems to me, to understand the gravity of the question that I am putting to you.

    The East Indians in Canada

  • If you think about it, as long as you do it charitably, the main thing is to say what the Polish bishops said to the Communists in the 50's: "Non possumus."

    WE BEG YOU, HOLY FATHER, DO NOT LEAVE US ALONE!

  • Actually "vero" on its own can stand as an adverb, it even has its own entry in the Oxford Latin Dictionary, so "vero possumus" is fine, and certainly sounds less clunky than using "enim" (which I certainly wouldn't translate as 'truly' but 'in fact' or 'actually')

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • Slightly above the eagle is the Latin phrase dubbed as “vero possumus.”

    Obama Unveils His New Campaign Logo

  • Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax § 125, pg. 94; bold mine - pjsSenator Obama's new motto, vero possumus, lacks an infinitive.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Well, Senator Barack Obama has a new logo - which I suppose was intended to make him look "presidential," whatever that means in this race - and it included the Latin phrase, vero possumus.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • A better way to put the motto would be vero possumus excurrere, or "Indeed, we can hasten forwards."

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • But just like the presidential seal, Obama's has a Latin inscription -- vero possumus.

    CNN Transcript Jun 23, 2008

  • As you know, Jack, instead of E pluribus unum it's got another Latin phrase, Vero possumus, which means yes, we can.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2008

  • But just like the presidential seal, Obama's has a Latin inscription, "Vero possumus," loosely translated yes, we can, the campaign slogan.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2008

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