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esse quam videri

foreign term es·se quam vi·de·ri \ˈe-sā-ˌkwäm-wi-ˈdā-rē\

Definition of esse quam videri

    :  to be rather than to seem —motto of North Carolina


Origin and Etymology of esse quam videri

Latin


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