that all will yet be well

chopin7

Senior Member
Albanian
Hello

This is a piece from a Lincoln speech.
He says, "Trusting in him who can go with me and remain with you and be everywhere for good,
let us confidently hope that all will yet be well."

This "will all yet be well" is simply "all will become well" or "all will become well regardless of problems"?

Thank you.
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I'm not certain you've quite got it, Chopin.

    In particular the force of yet is a little hard to explain.

    Let us confidently hope that all may still turn out well - the yet suggests that there are considerations which suggest that a favourable outcome may well be in doubt, in the light of the way things have developed recently.
     
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