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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"
<latinfrench@...> wrote:
> 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) > > Kou
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