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#1 2006-03-11 15:44:29

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'modest operandi' for 'modus operandi'

About 100 ghits; most reflecting only a lack of Latin, a few concerned with modesty. (One of the examples below also contains ‘modest vivendi’ for ‘modus vivendi’ but I found just 2 examples of it.)

That’s our modest operandi. Giving of ourselves, laying over of our lives. “No greater love has a man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”,%202003.htm

while NANCY Lieders actions are consistent with her known modest operandi and therefore are of little consequence to the big picture, I am very disappointed … … ea251349aa

AEI – Events
... is a modest vivendi or modest operandi between Europe and the United States.,eventID.611/transcript.asp



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