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Nunc Dimittis

[nuhngk di-mit-is, noo ngk] /ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪt ɪs, ˈnʊŋk/
(italics) the canticle beginning with the words of Simeon, in Luke 2:29–32, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”.
(lowercase) permission to leave; dismissal or departure.
Origin of Nunc Dimittis
From Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And to see Lily married into the smart set would have caused her to say her Nunc Dimittis with a sober and grateful heart.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • As for Mrs. Devereux, she was prepared to sing 'Nunc Dimittis.'

    The Crooked Stick Rolf Boldrewood
  • Its quite curious the feeling of restfulness she gives me, about Barney—a sort of Nunc Dimittis feeling, you know.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The air of 'Nunc Dimittis' sounds in same of these writings.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • The clerk took them as they stood, Nunc Dimittis, or the Song of Simeon.

  • With Leslie so felicitously married, she would have felt ready for her Nunc Dimittis.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • This, with all Rome to choose from, may be proudly done, and then Nunc Dimittis may be sung.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • The Nunc Dimittis was more like water running out of a bath.

  • But when they should have borne their testimony to the faith in this council, they would soon say, Nunc Dimittis.

  • When we first went there they used to chant the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, and a hymn, to the accompaniment of an accordion.

British Dictionary definitions for Nunc Dimittis

Nunc Dimittis

/ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs; ˈnʊŋk/
the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)
a musical setting of this
Word Origin
from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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