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Annuit coeptis.
He [God] has favored our undertakings.

This motto, adapted from Vergil's Aeneid, IX, 625, in which Ascanius prays to Jupiter for help in slaying an enemy, appears on the Great Seal of the United States. The words at the bottom of the seal, Novus ordo seclorum mean, "The new order of the ages."

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