[ sem-per fi-dey-lis; English sem-per fi-dey-lis, -dee- ]
/ ˈsɛm pɛr fɪˈdeɪ lɪs; English ˈsɛm pər fɪˈdeɪ lɪs, -ˈdi- /
always faithful: motto of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
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British Dictionary definitions for semper fidelis
/ Latin (ˈsɛmpə fɪˈdeɪlɪs) /
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Cultural definitions for semper fidelis
[ (sem-puhr fi-day-lis) ]
Latin for “always faithful”; the motto of the United States Marine Corps.
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