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O tempora! O mores!

[ oh tem-poh-rah oh moh-reys; English oh tem-per-uhoh mawr-eez, mohr- ]
/ oʊ ˈtɛm poʊˌrɑ oʊ ˈmoʊ reɪs; English oʊ ˈtɛm pər ə oʊ ˈmɔr iz, ˈmoʊr- /
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O times! O customs!
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O tempora! O mores!
/ Latin (əʊ ˈtɛmpɔːrɑː əʊ ˈmɔːreɪz) /

sentence substitute
oh the times! oh the customs!: an exclamation at the evil of them

Word Origin for O tempora! O mores!

from Cicero's oration In Catilinam
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