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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.
for an unforeseen need or contingency.
Origin of pro re nata
literally, for a thing born Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

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