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    The Devil Take the Hindmost

    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?

    Under “In God We Trust” on our dollar might be written: “The Devil Take the Hindmost!” that is, the laborer.

    the devil take the hindmost = a part of the phrase “every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost” = woe to the ill-fated people

    every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost = let every sit on its own bottom; let every tube stand on its own bottom

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V
    Last edited by vil; 01-Sep-2010 at 16:33.

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    Re: The Devil Take the Hindmost

    The phrase is "In God We Trust." I have no idea what is meant by "The Devil Take The Hindmost," but I am very interested in knowing where you saw this sentence and the meaning of the phrase.

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    Re: The Devil Take the Hindmost

    Re: Devil take the hindmost

    I guess vil's quotation wasn't taken from a libertarian conservatist...

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    Re: The Devil Take the Hindmost

    Hi riquecohen,

    First of all I have to tell you that words fail me to express my profound gratitude for your gratuitous assistance.

    Regarding to the sentence in question I would say the following words. Where there is a will there is a way. You may find it (the sentence) in the Dreiser’s “Tragic America” chapter 1).

    http://www.answers.com/topic/theodore-dreiser

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 01-Sep-2010 at 17:16.

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