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tempus edax rerum

[tem-poo s e-dahks rey-roo m; English tem-puh s ee-daks reer-uh m] /ˈtɛm pʊs ˈɛ dɑks ˈreɪ rʊm; English ˈtɛm pəs ˈi dæks ˈrɪər əm/
time, devourer of all things.

tempus fugit

[tem-poo s foo-git; English tem-puh s fyoo-jit] /ˈtɛm pʊs ˈfu gɪt; English ˈtɛm pəs ˈfyu dʒɪt/
time flies. Unabridged
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  • tempus fugit is a Latin phrase frequently met with in English.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • The oldest of them consists of drawing a line through the tempus sign .

    Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell
  • The author of the famous saying tempus fugit (you understand Latin, of course) was, I take leave to think, an idle man.

    The Legacy of Cain Wilkie Collins
  • The first starts with an allusion to the Horatian tempus edax rerum.

  • The covetous man reasons with himselfe in his bed: where wee should bonum omissum, malum commissum, tempus amissum, deflere.

    Diary of John Manningham John Manningham
  • tempus may fugit, but Miss Eliza's disposition stands perfectly still.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • tempus edax rerum, Time has an appetite as good as that of a boy at his first club dinner.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • Satis edisti, satis bipisti, satis lusisti, tempus est tibi abire—what am I raving about?

    The Cock and Anchor Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • At vero hoc audiens Colcius tempus et horam in tabula describens.

    Old English Libraries Ernest Savage
  • We have here the common travelling dress in use at the commencement of the 12th century, tempus Henry I. and Stephen.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
British Dictionary definitions for tempus

tempus fugit

/ˈtɛmpəs ˈfjuːdʒɪt; -ɡɪt/
time flies
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Contemporary definitions for tempus

time flies

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Latin's 21st Century Lexicon
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