A Psalm of Life Glossary

A Psalm of Life Glossary

psalm

a sacred song or hymn, especially those contained in the biblical Book of Psalms.

sublime

Inspiring with a sense of nobility

bivouac

temporary military encampment

mournful

expressing sadness, grief or regret

slumbers

sleeps

earnest

sincere and intense conviction

muffled

the obstruction or reduction of the volume of sound

solemn

formal and dignified

forlorn

morose and despondent

strife

conflict and disagreement over issues

destined

intended to be

returnest

Archaic and poetic form of return

sorrow

a sense of profound grief and distress

fleeting

lasting for only a short period of time

stout

brave and determined

o'erhead

archaic and poetic form of overhead

howe’er

Archaic and poetic form of however used to introduce a statement of contrast or contradiction to a previous statement

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