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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]
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Latin.
  1. gently in manner, firmly in action.
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Examples from the Web for fortiter

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Frederic Seebohm

  • 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.