dum spiro, spero

[doo m spee-roh, spey-roh; English duhm spahy-roh, speer-oh]


while I breathe, I hope: a motto of South Carolina.

dum vivimus, vivamus

[doo m wee-wi-moo s, wi-wah-moo s; English duhm viv-i-muh s, vi-vey-muh s]


while we are alive, let us live.
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Contemporary Examples of dum

  • The Senate will have to expedite its usual clock to do that, and that requires...dum da-dum...unanimous consent.

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    The Senate's (Hoped For) Cease-Fire

    Michael Tomasky

    October 15, 2013

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