carpe diem

[ kahr-pe dee-em; English kahr-pee dahy-uh m, kahr-pey dee-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF carpe diem
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"Carpe Diem," I snarled at Horace, a hammered-down heavyweight.

His motto was "Carpe diem," and he carefully contrived to live down to it.

A great deal of his best poetry is merely a variation on carpe diem.

Your sentiment on the wisdom of Carpe diem does not impress me today.

Never so poignantly had he felt the insistence of the carpe diem.

The wisdom of the worldly teacher—at least, the carpe diem—was practised here before the injunction was ever thought of.

Thus evoking a smile from a casual carp,Who had "carpe diem" for his motto.

It breathes the true pagan spirit, Carpe diem—Seize the day.

“Carpe diem is my motto,” observed a jovial, bald-headed gentleman, who sat next to him.

He plucks the present—carpe diem, as Horace sings, and never for an instant troubles himself about the future.

WORD ORIGIN

1786, Latin, "enjoy the day," literally "pluck the day (while it is ripe)," an aphorism from Horace ("Odes" I.xi), from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest (n.)).

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