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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2008-01-31 08:46:26

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1003

'fallen hope' for 'forlorn hope'

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 … senate/com-e/fore-e/rep-e/repafrifeb07-e.pdf – Similar pages



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