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usquĕ , adv. us- for ubs-, from ubi with locative s; and que for qued, old abl. of quis; v. Corss. Ausspr. 2, 471; 838; cf.: quisque, usquam.
I. Lit., all the way to or from any limit of space, time, etc. (cf.: fine, tenus); of place, all the way, right on, without interruption, continuously, constantly.
A. With prepositions.
3. With ad: “usque a Dianio ad Sinopen navigaverunt,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 34, § 87: “ab imis unguibus usque ad verticem summum,id. Rosc. Com. 7, 20: “usque ad Iconium,id. Fam. 3, 8, 4: “ab Atticā ad Thessaliam usque,Plin. 4, 12, 21, § 63: “usque ad Numantiam misit,Cic. Dejot. 7, 19: “usque ad castra hostium accessit,Caes. B. G. 1, 51 (poet. and post-Aug. ad usque; often as one word, v. adusque).—
5. With trans: “trans Alpes usque transfertur,Cic. Quint. 3, 12.—
6. With sub and acc.: “admōrunt oculis usque sub ora faces,Ov. Ib. 240 (236).—
B. With adverbs of place: “quod eos usque istinc exauditos putem,Cic. Att. 1, 14, 4.—
2. Esp., with quaque (less correctly as one word, usquequaque; v. II. A. 3. e. and II. B. 3. infra), everywhere: non usque quaque idoneum invenias locum, ubi, etc., Afran. ap. Non. p. 518, 6 (Com. Rel. v. 198 Rib.): “immo vero, quom usquequaque umbra'st, tamen Sol semper hic est,Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 79: “mari terrāque illas usque quaque quaeritat,id. Poen. prol. 105: “aut undique religionem tolle, aut usque quaque conserva,Cic. Phil. 2, 43, 110: “effugere non est, Flacce, basiatores. Instant ... occurrunt, et hinc et illinc, usquequaque, quacunque,Mart. 11, 98, 3; cf.: “QVAQVE VSQVE,Inscr. Grut. 611, 13.—
C. With acc. of the place whither, all the way to, as far as, to.
1. With names of towns (class.; acc. to Reisig. Vorles. p. 216, usque ad Numantiam means all the way to the town, i. e. to its walls or gates: usque Numantiam, all the way to or into it, implying entrance of the town; cf. “the passages cited infra): theatrum ita resonans, ut usque Romam significationes vocesque referantur,Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 14, § 42: “Miletum usque? obsecro,Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 21.—
II. Meton.
A. Of time, all the time, continually, perpetually, all the while from or to a period, as long or as far as, until.
1. With prepositions.
2. With acc. (post-Aug.): “paucae, aegre se defen dentes, usque tempora Alexandri Magni duraverunt,Just. 2, 4, 32: “a rege Romulo usque Caesarem Augustum,Flor. 1, prooem. 1.(al. usque in).—
3. With adverbs.
b. With antehac: “ut animus in spe usque antehac attentus fuit, Ita, etc.,Ter. And. 2, 1, 3.—
d. With eo: “tamen usque eo se tenuit, quoad, etc.,Cic. Dejot. 4, 11: “usque eo animadverti eum jocari,id. Rosc. Am. 22, 60; v. 2. eo, II. C.—
f. With dum: “usque dum regnum optinebit Juppiter,Plaut. Men. 5, 1, 28: conplebo familiam adeo usque satietatem dum capiet pater, id. Am. 1, 2, 9: “usque id egi dudum, dum loquitur pater,Ter. Heaut. 5, 2, 30; Cato, R. R. 156: “mihi quidem usque curae erit, quid agas, dum, quid egeris, sciero,Cic. Fam. 12, 19, 3; Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 5, § 12; 2, 1, 6, § 16; Hor. C. 3, 30, 7; cf. dum, I. B. 1. b. —
1. With adeo: “usque adeo in periculo fuisse, quoad, etc.,Cic. Sest. 38, 82; cf. Cato, R. R. 67: “instare usque adeo, donec se adjurat,Plaut. Cist. 2, 3, 40; id. Rud. 3, 5, 32: usque adeo, dum, C. Gracch. ap. Gell. 10, 3, 5; cf. Plaut. Am. 1, 2, 10 sub f. supra.—
m. With nunc (post-class.): “nunc usque,to this day, Amm. 14, 2, 12: “usque nunc,Hier. Ep. 3, 87.—
B. In other relations.
1. Of extent or degree, even to, quite up to, or as far as.
b. With ad: “usque ad ravim poscam,Plaut. Aul. 2, 5, 10: “usque ad necem,Ter. And. 1, 2, 28: “hoc malum usque ad bestias perveniat,Cic. Rep. 1, 43, 67: “usque ad eum finem, dum, etc.,Cic. Verr. 1, 6, 16; v. dum: assenserunt consules designati, omnes etiam consulares usque ad Pompeium, up to, i. e. except Pompey, Plin. Ep. 2, 11, 20.—
c. With adeo: “undique totis Usque adeo turbatur agris,to so great an extent, Verg. E. 1, 12.—
d. With terminal adverbs: “Anco regi familiaris est factus (sc. L. Tarquinius) usque eo, ut, etc.,Cic. Rep. 2, 20, 35; v. eo, under is fin.: “usque quo non vis subici mihi?how long? Vulg. Exod. 10, 3; cf. quousque.—
2. Right on, always, without stop, continuously, constantly, incessantly: Ep. Ne abeas, priusquam ego ad te venero. Ap. Usque opperiar, Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 122: “Ctesipho me pugnis miserum Usque occidit,Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 20: “an usque In nostrum jacies verba superba caput?Prop. 2, 8, 16: “cantantes licet usque, minus via laedit, eamus,Verg. E. 9, 64; cf.: “nec vidisse semel satis est, juvat usque morari,id. A. 6, 487: “naturam expelles furcā, tamen usque recurret,Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 24.—Repeated: “allatres licet usque nos et usque,Mart. 5, 60, 1: “ergo, qui prius usque et usque et usque Furum scindere podices solebam,Auct. Priap. 78.—
3. Esp.: usque quāque (less correctly as one word, usquequaque), in every thing, on every occasion: “nolite usque quaque idem quaerere,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 5, § 10: “an hoc usque quaque, aliter in vitā?id. Fin. 5, 30, 91 Madv. ad loc.: “et id usquequaque quantum sit appareat,in each particular, id. Or. 22, 73; Plin. Ep. 7, 12, 5: “religionum usque quaque contemptor, praeter unius Deae Syriae,Suet. Ner. 56 init.
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