veil of tears vs vale of tears :

veil of tears or vale of tears

The expression “vale of tears” goes back to pious sentiments that consider life on earth to be a series of sorrows to be left behind when we go on to a better world in Heaven. It conjures up an image of a suffering traveler laboring through a valley (“vale” ) of troubles and sorrow. “Veil of tears” is poetic sounding, but it’s a mistake.

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  • Commission: Veil of Tears property owner making effort
    The Cole County Commission has given a property owner 45 more days to clear a property on the west side of the county before possible abatement proceedings could take place. A hearing Thursday about 5267 Veil of Tears noted tall grass and solid waste are still in the back yard of the residence.
    July 12, 2013 - Jefferson City News Tribune

  • July 25, 2013
    It has pleased God, in accordance with His merciful and divine providence, on July 22, 2013 to summon to Himself out of this vale of tears, the soul of Malet Markwardt Weatherby.
    July 26, 2013 - Brenham Banner-Press