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sic transit gloria mundi

[ seek trahn-sit gloh-ri-ah moon-dee; English sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh-muhn-dahy, -dee, glohr-, -zit ]
/ sik ˈtrɑn sɪt ˈgloʊ rɪˌɑ ˈmʊn di; English sɪk ˈtræn sɪt ˈglɔr i ə ˈmʌn daɪ, -di, ˈgloʊr-, -zɪt /
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Definition of sic transit gloria mundi

Latin.
thus passes away the glory of this world.
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British Dictionary definitions for sic transit gloria mundi

sic transit gloria mundi
/ Latin (ˈsɪk ˈtrænsɪt ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː ˈmʊndiː) /

thus passes the glory of the world
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Cultural definitions for sic transit gloria mundi

Sic transit gloria mundi
[ (sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh moon-dee) ]

Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.

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sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent—sic transit gloria mundi. This expression, Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world,” has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.

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