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ipsissima verba

[ip-sis-si-mah wer-bah; English ip-sis-uh-muh vur-buh] /ɪpˈsɪs sɪˌmɑ ˈwɛr bɑ; English ɪpˈsɪs ə mə ˈvɜr bə/ Latin.
adverb
1.
with the very words; verbatim.
noun
2.
the very words.
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  • Nor must it be imagined that they represent the ipsissima verba of Confucius.

  • In this case the officers of revenge are his ipsissima verba.

  • The main interest of the matter lies in the motive for reproducing the ipsissima verba.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • We have so far followed Mariette, and have frequently had to make use of his ipsissima verba.

  • With reference to the support of education, Mr. Baird expressed a clearly defined opinion, of which we quote the ipsissima verba.

    Western Worthies J. Stephen Jeans
  • I wish I had the ipsissima verba of it, for it seemed to be characterised by an admirable simplicity and directness.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • It might be wholly in vain to fall back upon the ipsissima verba of the revelation made by the sailor's friend.

  • This evidently shows that they used not the ipsissima verba of the prayer for all estates, but variant words, "like in effect."

    The Scottish Reformation Alexander F. Mitchell
  • I suppose it is: but I thought safest to give your ipsissima verba.

  • And here we are not left to conjecture, but are able to refer to the ipsissima verba of our philosopher.

British Dictionary definitions for ipsissima verba

ipsissima verba

/ɪpˈsɪsɪmə ˈvɜːbə/
plural noun
1.
the very words; verbatim
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