Fides


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Fi´des


n.1.(Roman Muth.) Faith personified as a goddess; the goddess of faith.
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Hinc usura vorax, rapidumque in tempore foenus, Hinc concussa fides, et multis utile bellum.
As the President finished reading the paper (which I beg leave to assure my readers is a bona fide copy of one written by bona fide girls once upon a time), a round of applause followed, and then Mr.
Antiquarians concede that such a personage as Hercules did exist in ancient times and agree that he was an enterprising and energetic man, but decline to believe him a good, bona- fide god, because that would be unconstitutional.
It was even better than removing from East Broadway into bona fide, real, unequaled, league-long, eighty feet wide, Broadway!
The reward which has been offered is a large one, and it is not for me to question the bona fide nature of it.
Some day, he told himself, the fide of things political will turn in my favor and the years of ineffectual service count big in the bestowal of rewards.
Besides his fiction of an annuity, about which no one at the present time knew anything, the chevalier really had, therefore, a bona fide income of a thousand francs.
You are an unusual sort of a person; you don't lie at every step, as some men do; in fact, you don't lie at all, and there is a matter in which I need a true and sincere friend, for I really may claim to be among the number of bona fide unfortunates just now.
Don't let reformers of any sort think that they are going really to lay hold of the working boys and young men of England by any educational grapnel whatever, which isn't some bona fide equivalent for the games of the old country "veast" in it; something to put in the place of the back-swording and wrestling and racing; something to try the muscles of men's bodies, and the endurance of their hearts, and to make them rejoice in their strength.
Bank of Namibia (BoN) has approved the acquisition of Fides Bank Namibia Limited by Namibia-based Trustco Group Holdings Limited.
Trustco said in May that it desired to buy 100 percent of Namibia s lender, Fides Bank, for an undisclosed amount.