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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 147. The proverb today is "all's
well that ends well. " So when we say all's that this comes from
old Middle English All's actually means all is well. So it means everything is okay.
Everything is good that ends well. Okay Let's take a look at the note here. The
proverb basically means as long as a situation ends well or in a positive way
don't worry about the difficulties you encountered along the way. Yeah. Forget
about it. The important part is that it ended well. Be happy with that. So that's
basically what the phrase means. All's well that ends well. Okay. Let's continue.
The proverb is actually the name of a Shakespeare play which probably helped
to popularize it over time. It made it even more popular you know, to last
throughout you know, history even though Shakespeare is credited with creating
many English phrases, he didn't coin this one. He didn't create this one. This
proverb predates him. So the proverb is older than him. It was around before him.
The earliest citing comes from the 13th century writing "The Proverbs of
Hendying. " So that was ... it was probably an old
proverb around even then. So it might even be earlier than that, but that's the
earliest citing we can find on it. Okay. And we have we have two examples of how
we you might hear it used today. All right. Look at number one here. Even though you
had car trouble and hit traffic along the way,
you still got here in time to watch your daughter walk down the aisle, so to get
married. All's well that ends well. So even though he had difficulty arriving
you had a hard time getting there on time, but you got there on time. And you
got to see it. Everything worked out. So all's well that
ends well. Okay. Let's look at number two here. Even though this case had to be
appealed to a higher court, at least you got the verdict you hoped for. So you
know even though you probably had to pay a lot more money. It took a lot more time.
You went through some difficulties, but at least you got what you wanted to get.
You know sometimes people do that and they still don't get what they want.
Maybe the verdict will still go against them. So of course you could just end it
with all's well that ends well. You know the final result was good. So again don't
worry about all the trouble you had in the meantime. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got
it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (147) All's Well That Ends Well

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anitawu12 published on August 7, 2019
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