o tempora! o mores!

Latin quotation from Cicero
o tem·​po·​ra! o mo·​res! | \ ō-ˈtem-pȯ-rä ō-ˈmō-ˌrās How to pronounce o tempora! o mores! (audio) \

Definition of o tempora! o mores!

: oh, the times! oh, the customs! used as an exclamation of despair at prevailing social or political norms

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“O tempora! o mores!.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/o%20tempora%21%20o%20mores%21. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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