lost to sight alike and hearsay

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beeja

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"All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion. Even to men whose lives were a blaze of glory this comes to pass; as to the rest, the breath is hardly out of them before, in Homer's words, they are 'lost to sight alike and hearsay'. What, after all, is immortal flame?"

Does 'lost to sight' implies death? Pls clarify. Tks. :)
 

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beeja said:
"All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion. Even to men whose lives were a blaze of glory this comes to pass; as to the rest, the breath is hardly out of them before, in Homer's words, they are 'lost to sight alike and hearsay'. What, after all, is immortal flame?"

Does 'lost to sight' implies death? Pls clarify. Tks. :)

..., the breath is hardly out of them means, shortly after they've died, they are lost to sight alike (i.e. they dead and forgotten) and hearsay (i.e. and they are no longer spoken of again.
 

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Hi,

Thank you very much. You help me a lot!!

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