esse quam videri

[ es-se kwahm wi-de-ree; English es-ee kwam vi-dair-ahy ]
/ ˈɛs sɛ kwɑm ˈwɪ dɛ ri; English ˈɛs i kwæm vɪˈdɛər aɪ /

Latin.

to be rather than to seem: motto of North Carolina.

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