dum spiro, spero

Latin phrase

dum spi·​ro, spe·​ro du̇m-ˈspē-rō ˈspā-rō How to pronounce dum spiro, spero (audio)
: while I breathe, I hope
a motto of South Carolina

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“Dum spiro, spero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dum%20spiro%2C%20spero. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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