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.
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Leadership is central to the success of innovation; this is especially true in the Valley of Death. The book begins by laying out the traits that define true innovation leaders capable of shepherding ideas through this space; the authors also note that past success can breed complacency in delivering new innovations, creating new dangers for mature businesses.
How and why the United States got involved in Southeast Asia in general and Vietnam in particular is only one of several stages of post-World War II action and intrigue in Indo-China magnificently detailed in Ted Morgan's Valley of Death. Partly about the epic 1954 French Vietminh battle of Dien Bien Phu, the book is also the history of the decline of one great power, the rise of China in the aftermath of its civil war, the success of a war of national liberation, and the subsequent replacement of French influence in Southeast Asia by America.
So while Valley of Death describes the high level politics, it also brings out the combatants' experiences in compelling and tragic ways.
Jesus calls us to walk with those who literally walk through the valley of death. Being sustained by the strength and nourishment of the good shepherd--the bread of life--allows us to do so as a way of (eternal) life.
A-B built a wholesaler organization that would charge into the Valley of Death for them.
They suffer grief everlasting for "soldiers once and young" left in the valley of death.
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"The Valley of Death" begins in the namesake valley in Northeast Iraq in November of 2002.
But there is more chemo ahead and it is like walking through the valley of death. Not so much physically; the new drags are wonderful, but the depression, the fatigue, the complete lack of appetite in a man who once lived to eat.
We each had the feeling that in this valley of death and pain there is another Kashmir, dreamt of or fantasized.
While serving in Balaklava during the Crimean War, Pte Parkes was one of the unlucky 600 to be sent into the "valley of death".
At a time when women were expected to stay at home, she followed the 8th Royal Irish Hussars into what the poet Tennyson famously called 'the valley of death.' Her social position, and quite possibly the rarity of being a woman in a war environment, meant that she was able to move freely among the upper echelons of the British Army.
Hindley, one of two Liverpool men to survive the charge, was with the 13th Light Dragoons at the time of the 1854 incident which highlighted British military incompetence and provided the inspiration for Lord Tennyson's immortal line: "Into the Valley of Death rode the six hundred."
For nearly eight minutes, the Light Brigade moves through the Valley of Death, their mission, their adventure, their folly--their affair, somehow--more insane with every man who falls.
Many taken individually, and certainly all taken together, indict and convict the Winnipeg Statement of the crime of leading our beloved Church in Canada deep into the Valley of Death.