- variant of auto-1 before a vowel: autacoid.
aut Caesar, aut nihil
- either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing.
Examples from the Web for aut
Historical Examples of aut
To them of course it is "Aut Cæsar aut nullus," but not to me.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
But I have no ambition; at least, if any, it would be 'aut Cæsar aut nihil.'My Recollections of Lord Byron
His Weimar teacher believed in the motto: Aut Lizst, aut nihil!Painted Veils
The motto aut Caesar aut nullus is principally nonsense, we take it.The Fiend's Delight
An error in verbis Purshii, ut loco "floribus" legendum sit "involucris" aut "fasciculis?"
- Association of University Teachers
- a variant of auto-