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  • It was the timid ones who smiled (those who were afraid, from the Latin verb timere).

    Fear Makes The World Go Round

  • He always wore that, and his own posy too, ‘Mutare vel timere sperno.’

    Westward Ho!

  • [3930] Stultum est timere quod vitari non potest, 'tis a folly to fear that which cannot be avoided, or to be discouraged at all.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nolite timere: quinta enim die veniet ad vos Dominus noster.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Wherefore, in this behalf, Mutare vel timere sperno.

    The North-West Passage

  • A chilling effect is one that intimidates, makes timorous and turns timid all from timere, “to fear” the ordinarily gutsy journalist, causing the sin of self-censorship.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Nam si te movet quia Spiritum dixit, et hoc non putas derivandum ad mysterium assumptionis humanae; prosequere scripturas et invenies optime congruere de Christo, de quo bene convenit aestimari, quia firmavit tonitrua adventu suo; vim videlicet et sonum coelestium scripturarum; quarum velut quodam tonitru mentes nostrae redduntur attonitae, ut timere discamus, et reverntiam coelestibus deferamus oraculis.

    Pneumatologia

  • Jugurtha, ubi armis virisque et pecunia spoliatus est, quum ipse ad imperandum Tisidium vocaretur, [331] rursus coepit flectere animum suum et ex mala conscientia digna [332] timere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Jugurtha patratis consiliis, postquam omnis Numidiae potiebatur, in otio facinus suum cum animo reputans, timere populum Romanum neque adversus iram ejus usquam nisi in avaritia nobilitatis et pecunia sua spem habere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Quare vanum equidem hoc consilium est, si periculum ex illis metuit; sin in tanto omnium metu solus non timet, eo magis refert [284] me mihi atque vobis timere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

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