sic transit gloria mundi


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sic transit gloria mundi

Literally, "thus passes the glory of the world," from Latin. Used figuratively to express regretful recognition that something has or is about to end, as all things eventually do. I can't believe the university is closing down—it's nearly as old as the country! Well, sic transit gloria mundi, as the saying goes.
See also: sic, transit

sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent-sic transit gloria mundi . This expression, Latin for "Thus passes the glory of the world," has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.
See also: sic, transit
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Sic transit gloria mundi. Although critical work of the past 25 years has shown how indefensible these views are, Duval goes much further than anyone else - and further than I would have thought possible - in demonstrating that the Pantagruel is a meticulously crafted and uncannily plotted creative masterpiece, one whose grand design makes of it one of the great evangelical texts of the period.
* Sic transit gloria mundi. When you work at the White House, you often feel as if you swallowed an adrenalin cocktail for breakfast.
The first materials found by Bendorz and Mueller, whose superconducting transition temperatures around 30 K are 10 K higher than any previously known, are now called "low-temperature superconductors,' sic transit gloria mundi. Announcements are dated by the hour: A summary put out by AT&T Bell Labs carried the overline "UPDATE--noon, 3/19/87.'
The age-old saying 'sic transit gloria mundi' (thus passes away the glory of this world) holds true up to the present.
So let's not get too bamboozled by the benighted and their vainglorious post-imperial pantomimes - sic transit gloria mundi!
From the lengths of the trajectories of the B particles, the lifetime of negative beauty comes to 0.8 X 10.sup.-13 second, and that of neutral beauty to 5 X 10.sup.-13 second--fleeting, but sic transit gloria mundi [so passes away the glory of the world].
The truth is no more eloquently expressed than by the motto I saw on the wall of the plush office of a businessman who wallows in power and wealth: Sic transit gloria mundi. Thus passes the glory of the world.
Sic transit gloria mundi (Thus passes the glory of the world), professor and assistant vice president for public affairs Jose Wendell Capili said on his Facebook account.
Sic transit gloria mundi, dijeran los clasicos latinos.
sic transit gloria mundi, said poet-professor and UP assistant vice president for public affairs Jose Wendell Capili in his official Facebook account.
El pasado martes 2 de abril me vino a la mente ese aforismo latino, tan socorrido en otros tiempos: sic transit gloria mundi (asi pasa la gloria del mundo), que hace referencia a lo efimero de ciertas glorias terrenas.
No ha desaparecido como atraccion en las arenas: pero el gran espectaculo que penetraba en las casas y en la gente, inquietaba a los chicos, soliviantaba y afiebraba muchedumbres, no es el mismo ya, Sic transit gloria mundi...