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in imperative Observe carefully or take special notice (used in written text to draw attention to what follows)
- ‘Many years ago, when the Lady Novelist (now nota bene a Professor in her own right) and I got married, some cousins of mine gave us a pair of Georgian spoons.’
- ‘He became the patron and mentor of the younger poets, welcoming all innovations, as opposed to Jeffers the loner whom, nota bene, he mercilessly bashed in his essays.’
- ‘But, nota bene, his blessings flow only in the direction of those who are already virtuous.’
- ‘It was not even Hitler, nota bene, who was analogous in Mrs. Woolf's mind to the domineering husband, but the man who proposed to stand up to Hitler.’
- ‘Gentle reader, nota bene this post has footnotes.’
Latin, literally ‘note well!’.
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