dum spiro, spero
[doo m spee-roh, spey-roh; English duhm spahy-roh, speer-oh]
- while I breathe, I hope: a motto of South Carolina.
dum vivimus, vivamus
[doo m wee-wi-moo s, wi-wah-moo s; English duhm viv-i-muh s, vi-vey-muh s]
- while we are alive, let us live.
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Examples from the Web for dum
The Senate will have to expedite its usual clock to do that, and that requires...dum da-dum...unanimous consent.The Senate's (Hoped For) Cease-Fire
October 15, 2013
And I'd just as soon be here, and a dum sight juster, as the feller said.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
They be dum good blokes, to give their money to a squatter, ain't they?Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
During the present life he was hoping for it, "Dum Spiro, Spero."
Pa asked how much of this dum fooling there was, and said he was sorry he joined.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa
George W. Peck
No, please let me wash,” begged Dum, “I adore sloshing in suds.The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp