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Sep 19, 2001
This week's theme
Latin terms used in English

This week's words
quid pro quo
rara avis
sine die
annus mirabilis
sub rosa



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sine die

(SY-nee DY-ee, SIN-ay DEE-ay) Pronunciation

adverb: Without designating a future day for action or meeting; indefinitely.

[From Latin sine (without) die (day).]

"The trial was adjourned sine die because no prosecutors were present."
Asia: Enveloped; The Economist (London, UK); Jan 20, 2001.

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Traveling is a fool's paradise... I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and writer (1803-1882)

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