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    The last word in forgotten peace

    Hello,

    Can a good soul enlighten me on the phrase "the last word in forgotten peace"?

    (John Buchan, Skule Skerry, 1928)

    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301381.txt

    Thank you

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    Re: The last word in forgotten peace

    Where in that long text is the phrase you are asking about?

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    Re: The last word in forgotten peace

    If you look for a phrase in a long text on a web page, just use Ctrl + F; "find window" appears. Then you enter the phrase you are looking for and it will be found immediately.

    Neverthless, the story paragraph containing the phrase I need to help with reads as follows:

    "You could see that John hated the place. We ran into a cove on the east side, and he splashed ashore as if he expected to have his landing opposed, looking all the time sharply about him. When he carried my stuff to a hollow under the knoll which gave a certain amount of shelter, his head was always twisting round. To me the place seemed to be the last word in forgotten peace. The swell lipped gently on the reefs and the little pebbled beaches, and only the babble of gulls from Halmarsness broke the stillness.

    Thank you for trying to help me, bhaisahab.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Dec-2014 at 22:05. Reason: Sorted out formatting of copy and paste

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    Re: The last word in forgotten peace

    The writer seems to be saying that the place is a refuge of sorts. It is a peaceful place.


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    Re: The last word in forgotten peace

    If something is "the last word", it usually means it's the best or it's close to an ideal. I'm really not sure about "forgotten" unless in the rest of the piece/book, everyone has forgotten what peace is like.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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