sub spe·cie ae·ter·ni·ta·tis|\ su̇b-ˈspe-kē-ˌā-ˌī-ˌter-nə-ˈtä-təs\
Definition of sub specie aeternitatis
: in its essential or universal form or nature
Examples of sub specie aeternitatis in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe lofty pleasure of viewing things sub specie aeternitatis has blended with the bean-counting calculation of this English tradition to produce a moral system perfectly suited to the outlook of billionaire engineers, known as effective altruism.
Hari Kunzru, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Feb. 2022 And no one writes a column sub specie aeternitatis.
Luc Sante, The New York Review of Books, 24 Mar. 2020
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