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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    back then Hong Kong was a...

    Please help me to hear the missing parts, which I am not sure about.

    "Back then Hong Kong was a ________ for __________place, the most improbable of all Britain's imperial adventures."

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    Re: back then Hong Kong was a...

    Back then Hong Kong was a desolate [...] forlorn place

    I'm not sure what's between desolate and forlorn. It sounds like or but could be and or even nothing.

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    Re: back then Hong Kong was a...

    It sounds like desolate or forlorn to me.

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