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O tempora! O mores!

[ oh tem-poh-rah oh moh-reys; English oh tem-per-uh oh mawr-eez, mohr- ]

Latin.
  1. O times! O customs!


O tempora! O mores!

/ əʊ ˈtɛmpɔːrɑː əʊ ˈmɔːreɪz /

sentence substitute

  1. oh the times! oh the customs!: an exclamation at the evil of them
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of O tempora! O mores!1

from Cicero's oration In Catilinam

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