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a/the/this vale of tears

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha/the/this vale of tearsa/the/this vale of tears literaryDIFFICULTan expression used to mean the difficulties of life vale
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a/the/this vale of tearsThe world is a vale of tears, a giant ball of dung.We all know what next occurred-and here we all are, in this vale of tears.
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