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  • n. See the quotation.

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  • Those who immediately forged and promoted that lie of his being stolen away were justly given up to strong delusions to believe it, and not suffered to be undeceived by his being shown to all the people; and so much the greater shall be the blessedness of those who have not seen, and yet have believed -- Nec ille se in vulgus edixit, ne impii errore, liberarentur; ut et fides non praemio mediocri destinato difficultate constaret -- He showed not himself to the people at large, lest the impious among them should have been forthwith loosed from their error, and that faith, the reward of which is so ample, might be exercised with a degree of difficulty.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Originally derived from "vulgus," the crowd, it meant that roughness of language and manner which is found among the less educated.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)

  • Syndicate this column The Latin word 'vulgus' means the public, or more accurately rabble.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • [[Vulgate]] by [[Jerome]], which was completed in the fourth century AD and allowed the common people (Lat. '' vulgus '') to understand the Bible in their native language instead of Hebrew or Greek.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • These are hardly the digs at the "vulgus" that Kristol makes them out to be.

    CJR

  • Steph.p. 932, that it was usual for the populace, "vulgus," to crowd into the great councils; where they were plainly mere spectators, and could only gratify their curiosity.]

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John

  • Morning Stirfish and Qwertboi and all - yes liked the WNQR though it did take me a while to cotton on too - maybe an even more fitting latin phrase for our lot would be 'Ad captandum vulgus' the meaning supposedly - 'To appeal to the crowd - often used of politicians who make false or insincere promises appealing to popular interest'.

    Steve Bell on Silvio Berlusconi's trial

  • The whole confidence trick was giving the mobile vulgus the illusion that things were getting better, and would continue to do so.

    The optimists of Davos past now face a world whose script has gone awry | Timothy Garton Ash

  • From the Third Millennium Park you walk up the slope toward the old San Victorino neighborhood where the mobile vulgus of the Revolution resided.

    The Unexamined Saturday « Unknowing

  • The mobile vulgus from San Victorino was eventually roused and things got underway.

    20 Julio de 1810 « Unknowing

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