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otium cum dignitate

[oh-ti-oo m koo m dig-ni-tah-te; English oh-shee-uh m kuhm dig-ni-tey-tee] /ˈoʊ tɪˌʊm kʊm ˌdɪg nɪˈtɑ tɛ; English ˈoʊ ʃi əm kʌm ˌdɪg nɪˈteɪ ti/
leisure with dignity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I intend also to give up my other agencies: I am rather old and must retire to enjoy a little of the otium cum dignitate.

    The Poor Scholar William Carleton
  • The otium cum dignitate, if it ever come, will come as well years after this as now.

  • Never did the Latin saying "otium cum dignitate" have a greater commentary to the mind of a poet than in this noble building.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac
  • They were rich by work or by inheritance, and they gracefully accepted the otium cum dignitate which this condition permitted.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • He enjoys his otium cum dignitate at Certaldo: there he is my castellan, and his chase is unlimited in those domains.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • The guard did not die, but surrendered, and retired into an otium cum dignitate.

  • The inhabitants were lying about in front of it, evidently enjoying the otium cum dignitate.

    Adventures in Australia W.H.G. Kingston
  • If I mistake not much, he will, in the course of a year, enjoy perfect 'otium cum dignitate'.

  • This I consider as enjoying the otium cum dignitate, as the end and privilege of a life of study.

    Table-Talk William Hazlitt

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