[*] 571. A substantive clause of result may serve as predicate nominative after mōs est and similar expressions:—
- “ est mōs hominum, ut nōlint eundem plūribus rēbus excellere ” (Brut. 84) , it is the way of men to be unwilling for one man to excel in several things.
- “Canachī sīgna rigidiōra sunt quam ut imitentur vēritātem ” (Brut. 70) , the statues of Canachus are too stiff to represent nature (stiffer than that they should).
- “perpessus est omnia potius quam indicāret ” (Tusc. 2.52) , he endured all rather than betray, etc. [Regularly without ut except in Livy.]
- “tantum abest ut nostra mīrēmur, ut ūsque eō difficilēs ac mōrōsī sīmus, ut nōbīs nōn satis faciat ipse Dēmosthenēs ” (Or. 104) , so far from admiring my own works, I am difficult and captious to that degree that not Demosthenes himself satisfies me. [Here the first ut-clause is the subject of abest (§ 569. 2); the second, a result clause after tantum (§ 537); and the third, after ūsque eō .]
- “praeclārum illud est, ut eōs ... amēmus ” (Tusc. 3.73) , this is a noble thing, that we should love, etc.
- “vērī simile nōn est ut ille antepōneret ” (Verr. 4.11) , it is not likely that he preferred.