suaviter in modo, fortiter in re
[swah-wi-ter in moh-doh, fohr-ti-ter in rey; English swav-i-ter in moh-doh, fawr-ti-ter in ree, fohr-, swah-vi-ter]
- gently in manner, firmly in action.
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Examples from the Web for fortiter
The motto of Earl Newborough was "Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re."A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
Augustus de Morgan
You should have given it him with more of the suaviter in modo and less of the fortiter in re.The Swan and Her Crew
George Christopher Davies
With the suaviter in modo was united, in no small proportion, the fortiter in re.The Oxford Reformers
I like their fortiter in re, but utterly eschew their suaviter in modo.The Code of Honor
John Lyde Wilson
They have the fortiter in re for kicking, but not the suaviter in modo for corns.