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)
: 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 23 Jul. 2024.

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