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pro re nata

[proh re nah-tah; English proh ree ney-tuh, rey] /ˈproʊ ˈrɛ ˈnɑ tɑ; English ˈproʊ ˈri ˈneɪ tə, ˈreɪ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
for an unforeseen need or contingency.
Origin of pro re nata
literally, for a thing born
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  • They undressed him; nata took off his outer garment and wrapped the boy in it.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • nata quickly obeyed, and Raiden passed the rope under his arms.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "Nothing but the tip of her mast can be seen by this time," said nata.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "That poor fellow is about done for," said nata, pushing off from the junk.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • The association of Balder with corn suggests that, like nata of the Nahua tribes, he was a harvest spirit, among other things.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
  • "You must let us see what it is," said nata, with his good-natured laugh.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • I have taken out the nails all round a plank as long as our boat, and as broad as nata is from shoulder to shoulder.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • Circæis nata forent, an Lucrinum ad saxum, Rhutupinove edita fundo Ostrea, callebat primo deprendere morsu.

  • The Prince roused Raiden and nata, and showed them these armed peasants, who still advanced, blinded by the rain.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "It must be even darker in there than out here," said nata, who had his ear close to the ship's side.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
Related Abbreviations for nata

NATA

North American Telephone Association
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