naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret

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Latin quotation from Horace na·tu·ram ex·pel·las fur·ca, ta·men us·que re·cur·ret \nä-ˈtü-ˌräm-ek-ˌspe-läs-ˈfu̇r-ˌkä ˌtä-men-ˈu̇s-kwe-re-ˈku̇r-et\

Definition of naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret

  1. :  you may drive nature out with a pitchfork, but she will keep coming back


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