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esse quam videri

[es-se kwahm wi-de-ree; English es-ee kwam vi-dair-ahy] /ˈɛs sɛ kwɑm ˈwɪ dɛ ri; English ˈɛs i kwæm vɪˈdɛər aɪ/
Latin.
1.
to be rather than to seem: motto of North Carolina.
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  • Tollam altius tectum, non ut ego te despiciam, sed ne tu aspicias urbem eam, quam delere voluisti.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Francisca, securis oblonga, quam Franci librabant in Hostes.

  • It taught me how hard it is to learn the grand lesson, "quam memento rebus in arduis, servare mentem."

    Wanderings in South America Charles Waterton
  • Singular is the inscription, “Semiramiæ Licinianæ, quam loco filiæ diligo, ob merita ejus vivus vivæ feci.”

  • Nobilius et prstantius est charitatem exercere in Deo, quam virtutes propter Deum.

  • Omnibus a suprema die eadem quæ ante primum, nec magis a morte sensus ullus aut corpori aut animæ, quam ante natalem.

  • This construction, as a rule, occurs only as a substitute for quam (than) with the Nominative or Accusative.

    New Latin Grammar Charles E. Bennett
  • Nec minus considerabo quid aures ejus pati possint, quam quid virtutibus debeatur.

    Love for Love William Congreve
  • Prius lupo parabatur caro, quam nuptiali convivio; Et corvo prius commodum fuit, quam Libitinæ.

  • Non debeo melioris condieionis esse, quam auctor meus, a quo ius in me transit.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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