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Google previewThere May Be Danger (2016)

by Ianthe Jerrold

“Unless trailing a forlorn hope is a job.

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

A forlorn hope ; an advanced guard of troops ; the van. " They offered with speed to make always the forlorn of the army."— Dryden.- Works (ed. Soott), vii. 8. 1T For the difference between forlorn and forsaken, see Forsaken. forlorn-hope, s. Mil.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1887)

A New and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use. With Numerous Illustrations

A forlorn hope; an advanced guard of troops; the van. “They [the Enniskillen horse offered with speed to make always the (or, of the army.

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language (1897)

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language ... by Thomas Henry Huxley

2, A forlorn hope; an advanced guard of troops; the van. " They [the Enniskillen horse] ...

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1906)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

A forlorn hope ; ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

hope a forlorn hope: see FORLORN. hope chest a chest containing linen, clothes, and household items ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

A forlorn hope is a persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled. The phrase came into the language as a mistranslation of Dutch verloren hoop 'lost troop'. It originally referred to a band of soldiers picked to begin an attack, many ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

a forlorn hope a desperate hope that persists despite the knowledge that it is unlikely to be fulfilled. The phrase is derived from a Dutch phrase verloren hoop meaning 'lost troop', 1.e. a band of soldiers who led an attack and were unlikely to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

a forlorn hope a faint remaining hope or chance; a desperate attempt. This expression developed in the mid 16th century from the Dutch expression verloren hoop 'lost troop'. The phrase originally denoted a band of soldiers picked to begin an ...

Google previewThe American Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

by Charles Morris

A forlorn hope;an advanced guard of troops; the van. " They oflered with ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopædic Dictionary (1897)

by S. J. Herrtage, John A. Williams, Robert Hunter

A forlorn hope ; an advanced guard of troops ; the van. " They offered with speed to make always the forlorn of the army."— Dryden: Works (ed. Scott), vii. 8. If For the difference between forlorn and forsaken, see Forsaken. forlorn-hope, a. Mil.

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Let it no longer be a forlorn hope
To wash an Ethiop :
He's wash'd, his gloomy skin a peaceful shade
For his white soul is made :
And now, I doubt not, the Eternal Dove
A black-faced house will love. (Richard Crashaw)
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