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  • The word motus has more meanings than our term “motion.”

    The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Saillard was a ministerial henchman absolutely incapable of indiscretion; even if the minister had known that he had overheard a secret he had only to whisper "motus" in his ear to be sure it was perfectly safe.


  • Terrorism will come form within no the oustide if the right continues with their motus operendi. ike

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  • Brumel is important for his church music, especially his masses; the 12-voice Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ in particular is celebrated for its spectacular sonorities and rhythmic energy.

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  • This is to translate, and not to define, when we change two words of the same signification one for another; which, when one is better understood than the other, may serve to discover what idea the unknown stands for; but is very far from a definition, unless we will say every English word in the dictionary is the definition of the Latin word it answers, and that motion is a definition of motus.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • [4709] Hostius quidam specula fecit, et ita disposuit, ut quum virum ipse pateretur, aversus omnes admissarii motus in speculo videret, ac deinde falsa magnitudine ipsius membri tanquam vera gauderet, simul virum et foeminam passus, quod dictu foedum et abominandum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non sine ingenti admiratione, tanta hominis charitate motus rex liberos esse jussit,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Immisso in terrae carceres vento horribiles terrae motus efficiunt, quibus saepe non domus modo et turres, sed civitates integrae et insulae haustae sunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Corporis itidem morbi animam per consensum, a lege consortii afficiunt, et quanquam objecta multos motus turbulentos in homine concitet, praecipua tamen causa in corde et humoribus spiritibusque consistit, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lib. de anim. ab inconsiderantia, et ignorantia omnes animi motus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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