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vale of tears

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youssef Posted at 10h18 on Mar 19 11
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This idiom
"vale of tears"

represents the world as a sad and harsh place. When is it exaclty used. I mean in which situations?
lillyrowling18 Posted at 11h28 on Nov 10 13
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vale of tears means: the earth; mortal life on earth.

Example: (A vale is a literary word for valley.) When it comes time for me to leave this vale of tears, I hope I can leave some worthwhile memories behind.

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