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terra firma -- (Latin)
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Don Quixote
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  • "I have already told thee, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "not to give thyself any uneasiness on that score; for if an island should fail, there is the kingdom of Denmark, or of Sobradisa, which will fit thee as a ring fits the finger, and all the more that, being on terra firma, thou wilt all the better enjoy thyself.

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  • When the elevator thumped to a stop, Langdon was relieved to feel terra firma beneath his feet.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • God Almighty, I’m glad I’m right here on old terra firma.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles

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