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    Default Thou shalt see me at Philippi

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Without waiting for a reply, Mummy turned and left Scarlet and if she had said: “Thou shalt see me at Philippi” her tones could not have been more ominous.(Michell’s “Gone with the wind”)

    Thou shalt see me at Philippi = bluster our threats

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: Thou shalt see me at Philippi

    Not a teacher only a native.

    The quote originally comes from the Shakespearean play Julius Caesar, where it is a warning of defeat. So in your example Scarlets mum was warning her of an upcoming defeat (hence why it would be ominous).

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    Default Re: Thou shalt see me at Philippi

    Enter the ghost of Caesar.

    Brutus: Why com'st thou?
    Ghost: To tell thee thou shalt see me at Pilippi.
    Brutus: Well=
    Then I shall see thee again.
    Ghost: Ay, at Pilippi.
    Brutus: Why, I will see thee at Pilippi then...

    Shakespeare "Julius Caesar" act IV

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