Deo volente


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Deo volente

(ˈdeɪəʊ vɒˈlɛntɪ)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) God willing. Abbreviation: DV

Deo volente

A Latin phrase meaning God willing.
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Thus I gave him his leave and I beg mine from you, offering Your Excellency the "Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda," a book I shall finish within four months, Deo volente, and which will be either the worst or the best that has been composed in our language, I mean of those intended for entertainment; at which I repent of having called it the worst, for, in the opinion of friends, it is bound to attain the summit of possible quality.
By the time I put pen to paper again--yes, just an unlined sheet and my old Waterman pen, charged with Habana brown ink--my wife Linda and I will have visited that well-known beauty spot, Ankara (where I'll be teaching in the British Embassy School) and, deo volente, come home again; and we'll also have been to the Emirates Literature Festival in Dubai where I'll be chairing a panel on the crucial importance of school libraries.
He could have been called Scepter, Royal Line, Something Special, Games Of Chance or Deo Volente had any of those been accepted - would a mighty champion by any other name have run so swiftly?