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  • The very term “obvious” comes from the Latin obviam for “in the way” — that is, right in front of you, where you can’t help but see it.

    Patents and Tacit Knowledge

  • Quod ubi peregrinus esset ingressus, uxorem tubicinis obviam euntem aspicit; illico cursum flectit, metuens ne nasus suus exploraretur, atque ad diversorium regressus est — exuit se vestibus; braccas coccineas sericas manticae imposuit mulumque educi jussit.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • For, as Solomon saith, he that cometh to seek after knowledge with a mind to scorn and censure shall be sure to find matter for his humour, but no matter for his instruction: Quaerenti derisori scientiam ipsa se abscondit; sed studioso fit obviam.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Quod ubi peregrinus esset ingressus, uxorem tubicinis obviam euntem aspicit; illico cursum flectit, metuens ne nasus suus exploraretur, atque ad diversorium regressus est — exuit se vestibus; braccas coccineas sericas manticae imposuit mulumque educi jussit.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Et dixit, Qui isti? tuane omnis turma illa, quam obviam habui?

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • _ 5, 'Bellum scripturus sum, quod populus Romanus cum Iugurtha rege Numidarum gessit, primum quia magnum et atrox variaque victoria fuit, dehinc quia tunc primum superbiae nobilitatis obviam itum est.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Numidarum gessit; primum quia magnum et atrox variaque victoria fuit, dein quia tunc primum superbiae nobilitatis obviam itum est; quae contentio divina et humana cuncta permiscuit eoque vecordiae processit, uti studiis civilibus bellum atque vastitas Italiae finem faceret.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Scipionis, qui tum Romanis imperator erat, [47] et morem hostium cognovit, multo labore multaque cura, praeterea modestissime parendo et saepe obviam eundo periculis in tantam claritudinem brevi pervenerat, ut nostris vehementer carus, Numantinis maximo terrori esset.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Sed omnis civitas duci obviam et auxilio processit et præsidio acclamantque illi omnes una voce prospere in adventu suo.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • These are of various types; as, -- anteā, _before_; īlīcō (in locō), _on the spot_; imprīmīs, _especially_; obviam, _in the way_.

    New Latin Grammar

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