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virginibus puerisque

[wir-gin-i-boo s poo-er-ees-kwe; English ver-jin-uh-buh s pyoo-uh-ris-kwee] /wɪrˈgɪn ɪˌbʊs ˌpu ɛrˈis kwɛ; English vərˈdʒɪn ə bəs ˌpyu əˈrɪs kwi/
Latin.
1.
for girls and boys.
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  • A basis in the classics, castor oil, even Stevenson's "virginibus puerisque" might have helped matters.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • It was with regret that I added my little 'virginibus puerisque' to the small pile of "rejects."

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • virginibus puerisque, his first book of essays, is crowded with happy hits and subtle implications conveyed in a single word.

    Robert Louis Stevenson Walter Raleigh
  • As to some of his letters, they contained jests not gross, but not quite fit for grave seigniors not virginibus puerisque.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker S. Weir Mitchell

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