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this vale of tears

literary
This vale of tears is the world we live in, seen as sad and difficult.
Translations of “this vale of tears”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人生苦海, 凡塵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人生苦海, 凡尘…
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