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prŏfectō , adv. pro-facto, a particle of affirmation, confirmation, and declaration,
I.actually, indeed, really, truly, surely, assuredly, by all means, certainly, etc. (very freq. and class.): neque di regunt neque profecto deūm summus rex omnibus curat, Att. ap. Macr. S. 6, 1, 59 (Trag. Rel v 142 Rib.): “profecto edepol,Plaut. Ps. 5, 1, 7: “profecto, ut loquor, res ita est,id. Am. 2, 1, 19: “non est ita, judices, non est profecto,Cic. Fl. 22, 53: “retorquet oculos profecto,id. Cat. 2, 1, 2: “profecto negare non potes,id. Verr 2, 2, 18, § 44: “nunc quidem profecto Romae es,id. Att. 6, 5, 1 init.: “si modo di sunt, ut profecto sunt,id. N. D. 2, 31, 78: “meministi enim profecto,id. Lael. 1, 2; Hor. A. P. 315; Curt. 8, 3, 4; cf. Cic. Fin. 1, 6, 20; 1, 12, 41; 4, 24, 66; id. Sest. 7, 17; id. Cat. 3, 10, 23; Liv 1, 15; 44, 2; 54, 1.—Strengthened by other particles; “profecto hercle,Plaut. Cas. 5, 2, 29: “vere enim profecto,Eum. Pan. Const. 7
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