E pluribus unum


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

E PLURIBUS UNUM. One from more. The motto of the arms of the United States.

References in periodicals archive ?
Additional inscriptions are MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER, VERMONT, 2020, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
I won't try to summarize complex social science in a few sentences here; I urge you to read the "E Pluribus Unum" article.
Both the Jefferson nickel and Buffalo nickel designs are entirely indigenous, with only the barest nod to another culture in the motto E Pluribus Unum (from many--one).
These panels are alternated with gold American presidential eagles, above whose heads fly the words "E Pluribus Unum."
By trying to achieve world power status through the European Union, France adopted the Trojan horse of "broadening" and now will clearly be, at best, "e pluribus unum."
The familiar Latin expression, "E Pluribus Unum" combined with Southern slang was designed to broaden the event's appeal beyond the expected attendance of coin collectors and public officials.
THE PHRASE "E Pluribus Unum" -- out of many, one -- brilliantly distills what it means to be a good citizen.
What happened to e pluribus unum? (Interestingly, as David Greenberg notes in Slate, e pluribus unum was replaced as the national motto in 1956 by...
In an impressive use of multimedia by Brian Nishii/Westwell Productions, a stream of video images projected onto a dancer's pregnant belly reminded us all the potential e pluribus unum holds for a fractured world.
Part IV ("E Pluribus Unum?") indicates that a religious background helps one to deal with "the challenges of living with racial, ethnic, and religious differences..." (198).
The first three words in the first poem of the first Leaves of Grass edition of 1855 are all that is needed to explode the skulking, dishonest, un-American rationale of "don't ask, don't tell": "I celebrate myself." These three simple words are even more fundamental to the pursuit of happiness than e pluribus unum. What use is celebrating if one cannot tell about it?
The racial contradiction mocking American claims of e pluribus unum remains.