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nil desperandum

[ neel des-pe-rahn-doom; English nil des-puh-ran-duhm ]

Latin.
  1. never despair.


nil desperandum

/ ˈnɪl ˌdɛspəˈrændəm /

sentence substitute

  1. never despair


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nil desperandum1

from Latin, literally: nothing to be despaired of
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Example Sentences

"Nil desperandum, Christo duce," said the preacher; and thus heartened, the little fleet set sail on its triumphant journey.

Our flag, whose motto ends with this, may well begin, 'Nil desperandum—'Never despair.'

First, because he is probably dead, and "de mortibus nil desperandum!"

But Seattle is better for the disaster, and stands to-day a monument to the "nil desperandum" policy of its leaders.

On another occasion, about the same time, he said: "Nil desperandum de republica is a sound principle."

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