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semper idem

[sem-per ee-dem; English sem-per ahy-dem, id-em] /ˈsɛm pɛr ˈi dɛm; English ˈsɛm pər ˈaɪ dɛm, ˈɪd ɛm/
Latin.
1.
always the same.
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  • Not semper idem but semper alterum is the keynote of science.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • As many will remember, the case of semper idem aroused a vast deal of unseemly yet highly natural curiosity.

  • semper idem's eyes flashed in token that he heard, and a moment later the hospital door swung to on his heel.

  • Across a corner of the mount, in delicate feminine tracery, was written: "semper idem; semper fidelis."

  • "semper idem," explained the Woggle-Bug, pompously; and the Gump turned to stare at him.

  • This sign was the words found upon him when he was discovered floating, tied to the buoy of the "Cynthia," "semper idem."

    The Waif of the "Cynthia" Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
  • For want of a better name, the rescued suicide was known to the hospital attendants, and to the world, as semper idem.

Word Origin and History for semper idem

Latin, literally "always the same;" see semper- + identical.

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