American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A curriculum vitae.
- n. A short account of a person's life.
- n. a curriculum vitae
- Latin vīta, life; see vital. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A Carmelite vita is posted here. posted by John at 7: 37 PM”
“Like the web page, the vita is easier to maintain than to generate.”
“The Georgia Tech vita is the official format for an academic resume.”
“Bellum atrox, multiplex, immane, pertinax, cui simile nulla usquam narrat antiquitas: ubi talia gesta referuntur, ut nihil esset quod in vita sua conspicere potuisset egregius, qui hujus miraculi privaretur aspectu.”
“An instructive "vita" today on the virtue of obedience taken from Engelbert's Lives of the Saints”
“Now that the field of "pop culture" can add a few lines to a "vita," academics suddenly defend rock & roll, extolling its cerebral nature and historical self-consciousness.”
“This has absolutely nothing to do with academic freedom, but with legal advocacy (by a glorified trade school) despite the fact that many in the academy are prone to conflate vita contemplativa with vita activa.”
“With some clever recycling derring-do and a strong dose of whimsy, he resurrects the rejected, which makes perfect sense: if ars longa, vita brevis, why not the same thing with the materials that made the paintings?”
“After director Federico Fellini used the phrase as the title for his 1960 film documenting Rome's era of film stars and paparazzi, la dolce vita came to define Italy's boom years in 1960s, when cheap housing drew Sicilians and Calabrians to the north to staff the new factories turning out products such as the Fiat 500, which would make motoring accessible to all.”
“Anyone looking down from the huge terrace of the roof top suite would have seen thousands of furious pensioners in the streets, protesting about the way la dolce vita – the sweet life – has turned very sour.”
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