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Chris -- 2015-05-30
To be forlorn is to be abandoned and without hope. ‘Forlorn hope’ is the Dutch ‘verloren hoop’ tormented into its nearest English equivalent by English soldiers and refers to to a ‘lost troop’ who were prepared to undertake a near-suicidal attack for the prospect of advancement. The term was commonly used in the English Civil and Peninsular Wars. ‘Fallen hope’ is a less severe abandonment of hope. but retains the sense of the original.
has become a fallen hope for most citizens of the continent. Mr. Adebayo Olukoshi, Executive Director, Council for the …
www.parl.gc.ca/39/1/parlbus/commbus/ senate/com-e/fore-e/rep-e/repafrifeb07-e.pdf – Similar pages