|quemadmodum, quasi, qualiter, velut, tanquam||just as|
|ad vivendum velut ad natandum is melior qui onere liberior||he is better equipped for life, as for swimming, who has the lesser to carry (Apuleius)|
|amicus est tanquam alter idem||a friend is, as it were, a second self (Cicero)|
|animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus||cultivation is as necessary to the soul as food is to the body (Cicero)|
|augescunt aliæ gentes, aliæ minuuntur inque brevi spatio mutantur sæcula animantum et quasi cursores vitai lampada tradunt||some nations increase, others are reduced, and in a short while the generations of living creatures are changed, and like runners relay the torch of life (Lucretius)|
|consuetudo quasi altera natura||habit is as second nature (Cicero)|
|crescit occulto velut arbor ævo||it grows as a tree with a hidden life (Horace)|
|di nos quasi pilas homines habent||the gods treat us mortals like so many balls to play with (Plautus)|
|e se finxit velut araneus||he spun from himself like a spider (i.e., he relied on his own resources)|
|enim vero di nos quasi pilas homines habent||truly the gods use us men as footballs (Plautus)|
|etenim omnes artes, quæ ad humanitatem pertinent, habent quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se continentur||all the arts, which belong to polished life, are held together by some common tie, and connected, as it were, by some intimate relation (Cicero)|
|evolare rus ex urbe tanquam ex vinculis||to fly from the town into the country, as though from bonds (Cicero)|
|ex vita discedo, tanquam ex hospitio, non tanquam ex domo||I depart from life as from an inn, not as from a home (Cicero)|
|gloria virtutem tanquam umbra sequitur||glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow (Cicero)|
|homo qui erranti comiter monstrat viam, quasi lumen de suo lumine accendit, facit; nihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit||the one who kindly shows the way to one who has gone astray, acts as though he had lighted another’s lamp from his own, which both gives light to the other and continues to shine for himself (Cicero)|
|inspicere tanquam in speculum in vitas omnium jubeo, atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi||the lives of other men should be regarded as a mirror from which we may take an example and a rule of conduct for ourselves (Terence)|
|instar, par, parilis, velut, similis, similis, amo||like|
|invidiam, tanquam ignem, summa petere||envy, like fire, always makes for the highest points (Livy)|
|malorum facinorum ministri quasi exprobrantes aspiciuntur||accomplices in evil actions are always regarded as reproaching the deed (Tacitus)|
|natura dedit usuram vitæ tanquam pecuniæ nulla præstitua die||nature has lent us life at interest, like money, and has fixed no day for its payment (Cicero)|
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