- Used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.More example sentences
- He's promising to teach his audiences Latin this year - carpe diem!
- He was right, that was the way to proceed, carpe diem, ‘seize the day,’ ‘make hay while the sun shines.'
- After all, it's another way of saying carpe diem; what Thoreau meant by ‘sucking out all the marrow of life,’ although that image isn't quite as appetizing.
early 19th century: Latin, 'seize the day!', a quotation from Horace (Odes i.xi).
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