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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORPSE

Therefore as soon as a man had died, his corpse was embalmed.

Again it seemed that the features of the corpse had moved responsive to her own.

Only Maulo, the camp jester, hurled a facetious comment at the corpse.

After that, he dragged the corpse to the dike and threw it in.

It was now my turn to cry out, for Charley's face was that of a corpse.

Then the woman wept bitterly, and when she had wept her fill they buried the corpse.

Note: The corpse wears a mourning turban and is dressed in mourning.

But the corpse had already raised itself to a sitting posture.

So he thought that perhaps the corpse had not followed him all the way.

Then he fetched the pails and set them down beside the corpse.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, variant spelling of corps (q.v.). The -p- originally was silent, as in French, and with some speakers still is. The terminal -e was rare before 19c. Corpse-candle is attested from 1690s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CORPSE

cadaver

noundead body

carrion

noundecaying flesh
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