E Pluribus Unum


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E Pluribus Unum

(ē plo͝or`ĭbəs yo͞o`nəm) [Lat.,=one made out of many], motto on the Great Seal of the United States and on many U.S. coins. Although selected in 1776 by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson for the Continental Congress, it was not officially adopted as a national motto until six years later.

e pluribus unum

motto of the U.S.: Latin ’one out of many.’ [Am. Culture: RHD, 481]
See: America
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Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FIRST IN SERVICE TO THE NATION, E PLURIBUS UNUM and HALF DOLLAR.
Inscriptions are OLYMPIC, WASHINGTON, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
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Inscriptions are GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Will the Democrats want to change America's motto, e pluribus unum (from many, one) to its opposite, from one, many?
There was more than a little irony to Al Gore's famous slip a few years ago when he said that E Pluribus Unum means ``Out of one, many.
A Family Thing,'' in which Duvall plays a white Southerner who learns of his mixed racial heritage, won this year's E Pluribus Unum Award for best feature, while the actor received the Carl Foreman Prize.
More awards:``A Family Thing'' and ``The Parent'Hood'' were among the winners today of E Pluribus Unum Awards, which honor film and television productions for addressing and promoting positive social values.