an appeal to practical experience for a solution or proof, Latin, literally "(the problem) is solved by walking," originally in reference to the proof by Diogenes the Cynic of the possibility of motion.
On my return and solicitous inquiry for my fur-lined overcoat, I had the further shock to discover that it was solvitur ambulando!
The phrase "solvitur ambulando" must surely have been coined for him.
"solvitur ambulando," muttered the man, smiling at the simple solution of an occurrence which had puzzled him greatly at the time.
As you of anthropology, so I say of theology,—solvitur ambulando.
"solvitur ambulando," said Philosophy, and a priori reasoning took a back place.