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noun as in cure-all, often ineffective

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That stricken soldiers would act out, and be justified in doing so, was a widely accepted nostrum in civilian circles too.

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Captain Giuseppe Maggio described the nightmare situations the Mare Nostrum ships encounter.

Since Mare Nostrum, more than 60 traffickers have been arrested when their boats were intercepted or rescued at sea.

But if Mare Nostrum ends, it could be a tragic day for migrants making the perilous crossing.

Instead, it would like to see additional, strengthened search and rescue missions like Mare Nostrum put in place.

Arma igitur expediunt, passis velis, instructa acie, directo cursu in nostrum portum inuehuntur.

And now we find another example in that much advertised nostrum, Uriseptin.

So that, like acetanilid, the old argument of the nostrum men that the preparation needs skill in compounding will not hold.

In fact, to be consistent with the ethics of the nostrum business he need have none.

Among other things, it has furnished a demonstration of the value of the honorable assurances of nostrum venders.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nostrum, such as: catholicon, cure, drug, elixir, fix, and formula.

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