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semper fidelis

[sem-per fi-dey-lis; English sem-per fi-dey-lis, -dee-] /ˈsɛm pɛr fɪˈdeɪ lɪs; English ˈsɛm pər fɪˈdeɪ lɪs, -ˈdi-/
Latin.
1.
always faithful: motto of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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semper fidelis

/ˈsɛmpə fɪˈdeɪlɪs/
uknown
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always faithful
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semper fidelis [(sem-puhr fi-day-lis)]

Latin for “always faithful”; the motto of the United States Marine Corps.

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