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  • We call ourselves facilitators, from the Latin word facilis, meaning “easy.”

    Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

  • Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio.

    Short Child etc.

  • Calidus et humidus cibus concoctu, facilis, flatus exortes, elixi non assi, neque sibi frixi sint.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It is all very well to talk about the facilis descensus

    The Purloined Letter

  • Etymology: Middle French, from Latin facilis, from facere to do -- more at DO


  • “Sunt geminae somni portae: quarum altera fertur Cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris: Altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, Sed falsa ad coelum mittunt insomnia manes:” so if we put on sobriety and attention, we shall find it a sure maxim in knowledge, that the more pleasant liquor (“of wine”) is the more vaporous, and the braver gate (“of ivory”) sendeth forth the falser dreams.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • He that shall consider that above sixty thousand persons were, in six years or little more, cut off in a judicial way, by Duke D'Alva in the Netherlands, in pursuit of the sentence of the inquisition, will conclude that there is "causa facilis" in my hand.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Anima mea distorta et depravata est ad percipiendum bonum; sed ad voluptatum vitia nimis facilis et prompta, ad salutem reminiscendam nimis etiam difficilis et pigra.


  • It should be "facilis descensus Averno," _easy is the descent to Avernus_.

    The Short-story

  • It is all very well to talk about the _facilis descensus

    The Short-story


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