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chained_bear commented on the word debellare superbos
"'Mama,' said Fanny, staring at the inscription on the first tureen, 'you left out debellare superbos at the bottom. What does it mean?'
"'It is Latin, my dear,' said Sophie. 'And that is all I know. You will have to wait for Dr Maturin or Miss O'Mara.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 130–131
(to subdue the proud)
February 29, 2008