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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHURCHYARD

But see the church in the hollow, and the folk who cluster in the churchyard!

He went first to the churchyard, where his mother's remains had been that day interred.

He too was agitated; for he had not seen her since their parting in the churchyard.

The rain was still falling as the carriage stopped at the churchyard.

Very early on the morning of the wedding the Major made his appearance in the churchyard.

They waited in the churchyard for the minister's appearance.

Loutherbourg, the painter, found a resting-place in its churchyard.

After the carols they lingered in the churchyard to greet their friends.

The last word—whatever it would be—had certainly not been said in Hilton churchyard.

The cottage that abutted on the churchyard was empty, and no other house stood near.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., from church + yard (n.1).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHURCHYARD

boneyard

nounburial ground
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.