sic transit gloria mundi [seek t-sit rahn gloh- ri-ah m-dee; oo n sik English tran-sit glawr-ee- uh muhn-dahy, -dee, glohr-, -zit] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com thus passes away the glory of this world.
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British Dictionary definitions for sic transit gloria mundi thus passes the glory of the world
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Word Origin and History for sic transit gloria mundi
c.1600, Latin, literally "thus passes the glory of the world;" perhaps an alteration of a passage in Thomas Á Kempis'
"Imitatio Christi" (1471).
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sic transit gloria mundi in Culture Sic transit gloria mundi [( sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh moon-dee)] Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.
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Idioms and Phrases with sic transit gloria mundi sic transit gloria mundi
Nothing on earth is permanent, as in
His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent—sic transit gloria mundi. This expression, Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world,” has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.
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