Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 18: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 26 14:09:49 UTC 2006

On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 07:43:44PM -0500, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> The citations below enhance the information in The Yale Book of
> Quotations.
> light at the end of the tunnel (OED 1971)
> 1902 [etc.]

I should point out that the OED's entry includes other similar
figurative uses of "tunnel", and does not separate out "light"
into a different entry. It has "daylight at the end of the
tunnel" from 1922.

Jesse Sheidlower

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