Definitions of Idem

  1. The same; the same as above; - often abbreviated id.
  2. The same.

Usage examples for Idem

  1. Yet, it is true The reason was, I think, that Lord Cromer found with me, as I found with him, that in response to, or in reaction from any particular series of events we almost always found ourselves ad idem. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. Alterum decens ille Virgilius, alterum Cicero, probus idem verique studiosus, suppeditat. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  3. Age, nineteen; height, four feet eleven inches; fair hair, eyebrows idem, blue eyes, forehead neither high nor low, curved nose, little mouth, short turned- up chin, oval face; distinguishing signs- none. – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  4. 4, 'Qui si reputaverint, et quibus ego temporibus magistratus adeptus sim et quales viri idem adsequi nequiverint, ' etc. – The Student's Companion to Latin Authors by George Middleton Thomas R. Mills
  5. The following lines, for instance, read more like the bare statement of a chronicle, or of a legal document, than an extract from a poetical narrative:- Cives Romani tunc facti sunt Campani; and this Appius indixit Karthaginiensibu' bellum; and these lines enumerating the various priesthoods established by Numa,- Volturnalem Palatualem Furrinalem Floralemque Falacrem et Pomonalem fecit Hic idem. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  6. Omne adeo genus in terris hominumque ferarumque, Et genus aequoreum, pecudes, pictaeque volucres, In furias ignemque ruunt: amor omnibus idem. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  7. Sir Andrew Smith et Brehm notabant idem in Cynocephalo. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  8. Seneca, Epistles, 114. 12. 74. Speret idem. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  9. They will generally have to give it up as hopeless, and renounce the attempt to have, in the intimate associate of their daily life, that idem velle, idem nolle, which is the recognised bond of any society that is really such: or if the man succeeds in obtaining it, he does so by choosing a woman who is so complete a nullity that she has no velle or nolle at all, and is as ready to comply with one thing as another if anybody tells her to do so. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  10. Faxit etiam idem Pater clementis. – The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe by Richard Hakluyt
  11. Et idem est de omnibus relationibus quae consequuntur actum rationis, ut genus, species, et hujusmodi.... – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  12. 5.; Idem, de Coelo, 1. iii, c. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  13. John of Luna says of it: Hoc idem est illud etiam quod ... – The Hindu-Arabic Numerals by David Eugene Smith Louis Charles Karpinski
  14. He proceeded to Almora, where he arrived on the 27th idem. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  15. Semper idem velle, atque idem nolle. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  16. Simply to back one's own view by a similar view derived from another, may be useful; a quotation that repeats one's own sentiment, but in a varied form, has the grace which belongs to the idem in alio, the same radical idea expressed with a difference- similarity in dissimilarity; but to throw one's own thoughts, matter, and form, through alien organs so absolutely as to make another man one's interpreter for evil and good, is either to confess a singular laxity of thinking that can so flexibly adapt itself to any casual form of words, or else to confess that sort of carelessness about the expression which draws its real origin from a sense of indifference about the things to be expressed. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey