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used in The Killer Angels

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a suggested idea or feeling that goes beyond something's primary meaning — for example determined and stubborn have similar literal meanings, but stubborn suggests that someone is unreasonable
  • Tom hummed a few bars of what was still known as Butterfield's Lullaby but which the army would later know as "Taps" and which now had no connotation of death, which simply meant rest for the night, rest after a long day in the dust and the sun, with the bugles blaring, and Joshua Chamberlain, listening, thought of the sound of Butterfield's Lullaby coming out of the dark, through a tent flap, with the campfires burning warm and red in the night, and Chamberlain thought: you can grow...
    1.4 — Day 1 Chapter 4 (87% in)

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