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sine qua non

A necessary, essential, or required element. The Latin phrases translates literally to "without which not." Some consider a good education to be the sine qua non of a successful career.
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a sine qua non

  (formal)
something that is necessary, especially if you are going to achieve a particular thing (often + of ) The company sees training as the sine qua non of success.
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sine qua non

An essential element or condition, as in A perfect cake is the since qua non of a birthday party. This phrase is Latin for "without which not" and has been used in English since about 1600. It appears more in writing than in speech.
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sine qua non

Essential part. As translated from the Latin, “Without which, there would be nothing,” the phrase is an erudite way to describe that which is indispensable or basic.
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15) "Cum igitur angeli ad pandendas gloriosas eorum conceptiones habeant promptissimam atque ineffabilem sufficientiam intellectus, qua vel alter alteri totaliter innotescit per se, vel saltim per illud fulgentissimum speculum in quo cuncti representantur pulcerrimi atque avidissimi speculantur, nullo signo locutionis indiguisse videntur.
Corrigendus apud Plinium locus ex libro octavo et vigesimo Naturalis historiae, capite secundo, quo tractatur an sit in medendo aliqua vis verborum: subducta enim vox una, qua vetus indicatur consuetudo, vetustiore quoque testimonio comprobata.
Atque si consensionis litus mare suspicionis depellat, ambo coniungamus ut opus novum faciamus, non novam libram imperii, at viam novam iuris, in qua fortes sunt iusti, parvi tuti, pax retenta.
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The attackers, brothers Steven and Shaun Qua and fellow scumbag Ross McColm, are now in jail awaiting sentence.
17) See Lauer's discussion and transcription of Onofrio Panvinio, De praecipuis urbis Romae sanctiorbusque basilicis, quas septem ecclesias vulgo vocant (Rome, 1570) in Le tresor, 32-33.
The author thanks Scott Gronlund, Marie Hicks, Richard Leo, Tom Lyon, Jodi Quas, Ryan Rush, Dan Simon, and Julieta Stepanyan for many insightful and thoughtful discussions that shaped and sharpened his thinking about eyewitness identification evidence.
Established since 1995, Deluxe Beds manufacture all beds on the premises, using experienced craftsmen and top quas lity materials.
At Peb caug, worrying that I had nothing worth sending him, I took the opportunity to visit with Lis Chom the Hmong Quas Npab villages around Pha Hok.
Por ejemplo, Quas, Goodman y Jones (2003) informaron que la gravedad, duracion, frecuencia, uso de la fuerza o edad de inicio no se relacionaban con las consecuencias del abuso cinco anos despues.
Veribul vividie casta, quas avoca opor intis bon arius, virium dem intiaetiere consum iam.
Levate) Ommpotens sempiterne Almighty and eternal God, who Deus, qui ludcaos etiam a tua dost also not exclude from thy misericordia non repellis: mercy the Jews: hear our exaudi preces nostras, quas prayers, which we offer for pro illius populi obcxcatione the blindness of that people; deferimus; ut, agnita that acknowledging the light veritatis tuce lute, quce of thy Truth, which is Christ, Christus est, a suis tenebris they may be delivered from eruantur.
Ut quid hic istum adducere voluisti [3a] et omnes obnoxios perdidisti illas tuas divitias quas acquisisti per paradisi arnissionern?
facere arbitrio boni viri omnibus sumptibus et expensis praefatae dominae Ducissae Navillum seu canale vocatum el navilio existens et se extendens per policinum Ferrariae et omnem alium conductum necessarium pro scolando acquas ex dictis bonis Diamantinae ut sunt acquae vicinorum et omnes alias aquas propter quas dicta bona.
15) "Unde benignissimus Salvator in caeteris ut regulam tractandi, parabolis, ac si prudens orator, ostenderet hanc per se parabolam, paucis explanare voluit verbis; deinceps auditores suos ut provocaret ad intelligentiam reliquarum, quas proposuit, parabolarum"; In Matt.