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  • Confestim hinc inde sagittae volitant, bipennes librant, gladios vibrant, alterutro certant, et veluti carnifices boves in macello, sic inconsternate ad invicem se trucidant.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Cerastes serpens dictus, eo quod in capite cornua habeat similia arietum; KERATA enim Graeci cornua vocant: sunt autem illi quadrigemina cornicula, quorum ostentatione, veluti esca, inlice sollicitata animalia perimit.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • However, Steven Barbone points out that almost all references to the mind of the state are preceded by phrases like veluti (“as it were”) and quasi (“as if”), indicating that the state has a mind only in a metaphorical sort of way (Barbone 2001, pp. 104-105).

    Spinoza's Political Philosophy

  • The sultan of Sana's wife in Arabia, because Vertomannus was fair and white, could not look off him, from sunrising to sunsetting; she could not desist; she made him one day come into her chamber, et geminae, horae spatio intuebatur, non a me anquam aciem oculorum avertebat, me observans veluti Cupidinem quendam, for two hours 'space she still gazed on him.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ringantur licet et maledicant; Palladium illud pectori oppono, non moveri: consisto modestiae veluti sudi innitens, excipio et frango stultissimum impetum livoris.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Vos vero veluti in templum ac sacrarium quoddam vos duci putetis, &c. Suavis et utilis cognitio.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • We must reverse the axiom of the Enlightenment and say: Even one who does not succeed in finding the way of accepting God, should, nevertheless, seek to live and to direct his life "veluti si Deus daretur," as if God existed.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Desperatis denique rebus, iterum ad mare, veluti ad anceps remedium recurritur.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Equidem quia gens hæc nostra pauper et egena est et fuit, ad veluti quidam mendicus inter diuites, tot extraneorum probra et scommata tulit.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • De quarta Hyberniæ Insula, quæ in lacu quòdam satis vasto fluitet: cuius gramina, quibusuis morbis præssentissimum remedium existant: Insula verò ripam lacus statis temporibus accedat, idque vt plurimum, diebus Dominicis, vt tum quiuis facilè eam veluti nauim quandam, ingrediatur: id quod tamen pluribus simul, per fatum licere negat.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

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