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secundus

[suh-kuhn-duh s] /səˈkʌn dəs/
adjective
1.
(in prescriptions) second.
Origin of secundus
1820-1830
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1820-30
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  • secundus was a stout seaman, and owned his own vessel when he was yet a young man.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • For the rest, your letter informs me, my dearest secundus, on what day you reached Bithynia.

  • You did me justice, my dearest secundus, in confiding in my affection towards you.

  • A door opened in the wall to his right, and secundus stepped through.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • secundus nodded to Primus, who stood up awkwardly and then vanished with a pop.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • "We are—" secundus thought a moment, then spread his hands with a helpless smile.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • "Williamson has read it, though," said secundus, as if that was much the same thing.

  • This secundus denied, but he had left the mark of his thumb on it.

  • "Approximately one and a quarter days have gone by at the Earth's normal rate since Primus lost his memory," secundus said.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel

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