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noun as in procession

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He described a steady stream of funeral corteges on the Long Island Expressway.

One of his most traumatic moments as a child, Harry said, was when he followed his mother’s horse-drawn casket in a public funeral cortege at age 12, passing by throngs of onlookers, many of them openly sobbing — and staring at him.

A policeman stopped traffic on Palmetto for the cortege and second line to pass, and in a better street, people broke out dancing.

He said they planned to turn their backs on the funeral cortege as it passed them.

The funeral cortege will be made up of over 700 troops, drawn from regiments closely associated with the Falklands War.

Protestors have said they will line the route of the funeral cortege and turn their backs on the coffin as it passes.

Then followed violence; stones were hurled and blows rained upon the members of the cortege.

As the funeral cortege moved along, the chorus of mockery and insult was raised on all sides.

Retinue, ret′i-nū, n. the body of retainers who follow a person of rank: a suite: a cortege.

These civilities, and others, were properly responded to, and presently the cortege was in motion.

The cortege was of great length, and splendid in its appointments.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cortege, such as: caravan, line, retinue, and train.

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