Re: Nigh (was: Re: Question about a grammatical term)
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 8, 2002, 17:51|
I use the expression "well-nigh impossible" quite
--- "Douglas Koller, Latin & French"
> Herman writes:
> >Padraic Brown wrote:
> >>Next is superlative of nigh!
> >Ah. Well, since "nigh" isn't in my active
> vocabulary, I didn't think of
> >that. I recognize it as an infrequent synonym for
> "near", but I'm not sure
> >if I could use it correctly in a sentence.
> I normally hear it in the "X is nigh" construction
> (Death is nigh.).
> Back in my days at summer camp, there was a song set
> to the tune of
> "Taps" (maybe 'Taps' actually had these words?) and
> I don't remember
> all the words, but the last three lines were along
> the lines of:
> ...Day is done, (dooooooooooooooone)
> Safely rest,
> God is nigh... (niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh)
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