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tempus edax rerum

[tem-poo s e-dahks rey-roo m; English tem-puh s ee-daks reer-uh m]
  1. time, devourer of all things.
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tempus fugit

[tem-poo s foo-git; English tem-puh s fyoo-jit]
  1. time flies.
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Examples from the Web for tempus

Historical Examples

  • Tempus fugit is a Latin phrase frequently met with in English.


    Elmer W. Cavins

  • And be quick about it, too, said another, for tempus is fast fugiting.

    Whispering Tongues

    Homer Greene

  • "Eh, but tempus do fugit, passon," Edward John broke in at this juncture.

    The Call of the Town

    John Alexander Hammerton

  • The oldest of them consists of drawing a line through the tempus sign .

  • Now we know that the tempus perfectum was par excellence and time.

British Dictionary definitions for tempus

tempus fugit

  1. time flies
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