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scientia potentia est

A Latin phrase meaning "knowledge is power." Renaissance scholar Sir Francis Bacon is usually credited with popularizing the phrase. A successful life starts with a good education—after all, scientia potentia est.
See also: EST

c'est la vie

Oh well. This French phrase, meaning "that's life," indicates resignation and acceptance of something that one dislikes but cannot change. I know you're annoyed to have gotten another parking ticket, but c'est la vie. I had hoped to get home early enough to cook dinner, but that didn't happen, so we ordered pizza instead—c'est la vie.
See also: la, vie

in the strict(est) sense

Following the narrowest and more precise interpretation (of something). While not correct in the strictest sense, the word has been widely accepted among most English speakers. I wouldn't call her a socialist in the strict sense, but some of her beliefs definitely lean that way.
See also: sense

plus ça change (plus c'est la même chose)

From French, meaning "the more things change, the more they remain the same." In English, the phrase is used in reference to situations or problems that remain the same, even when people or things involved in them are different. We move into a fancy new office, and still, the server crashes all the time. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Plus ça change, eh? Even with Mr 'Give Back to the Working Class' in office, it's still the wealthy elite getting all the tax breaks.
See also: ca, change, la, meme, plus
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The vast majority of the coral ESTs correspond to DNA sequences shared by all multicellular animals.
Staffed by 45 police officers from member agencies, the EST includes sharpshooting, containment, entry, and negotiations components.
The strategic acquisition of EST will further strengthen TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America's growing environmental and EMC testing capabilities, adding additional knowledge and expertise with four locations throughout the Michigan area," stated Stefan P.
Also you will gain from our analyst's industry expertise allowing you to demonstrate your authority on the EST sector -- Understand what thought leaders are thinking.
In support of the 68349, EST has announced SYSTEM349, a full suite of integrated development tools for the 68349, with a version for the 68341 to follow.
When introduced, in addition to the EST benefits, the BSC will provide the trade community with automated systems help and liaison with other government agencies.
EST 2000 teaches marksmanship, squad-level collective defense and "shoot-don't shoot" judgmental firing skills.
EST start time and give the conference name, 'Fitch Ratings,' and the call leader name 'Tara Innes'.