Definition of sub specie aeternitatis in English:

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sub specie aeternitatis

Pronunciation: /sʌb ˈspiːʃiː ɪˌtəːnɪˈtɑːtɪs/


Viewed in relation to the eternal; in a universal perspective: sub specie aeternitatis the authors have got it about right
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  • One hopes, perhaps, sub specie aeternitatis, but one helps, if at all, only here and now.
  • It is rooted in an ontology that views life sub specie aeternitatis and contradicts utilitarian claims for viewing life sub specie temporis.
  • The vision of life under the aspect of eternity, sub specie aeternitatis, is one reflected on by poets, saints, philosophers, and astronomers, but rarely portrayed in novels.


Latin, literally 'under the aspect of eternity'.

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