valley of death


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valley of death

A grim place where death is or seems imminent. It appears in the Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and is likely a shortened version of the Biblical phrase "valley of the shadow of death." Walking through that old, bombed-out neighborhood, Sam felt like he was in the valley of death. I would never be able to march into the valley of death like soldiers do.
See also: death, of, valley
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Those who survived their ride into the valley of death were welcomed back as heroes and it was said that a Light Brigade medal and a good story of the charge were worth a free quart of ale in any hostelry in England.
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The agreement is designed to address a challenging problem in drug development: the so-called Valley of Death between the discovery of a potential therapy and the point where it is of commercial interest to pharmaceutical or biotech companies or private sector investors.
The Duke of Edinburgh will mark the 150th anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade today at a memorial service overlooking the infamous Valley of Death.
SABRES drawn, they ride screaming into the Valley of Death.
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