Thesaurus / dirge
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As he sees it, the long days of illness have turned his life into a tedious, meaningless dirge with nothing to look forward to other than its end.

But the watcher made no movement, nor could I hear a sound, save that of the rising wind playing its dirge through the woods.

In Hostile RedJoseph Altsheler

Slow, brief, deep as a bell tolling a dirge, a reply rolled back.

The Pathless TrailArthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel

The monotony of the dirge is a sure indication of the depth of the trouble that occasions it.

If buried out of his parish, the corpse must first be presented in his own church with dirge and mass.

It certainly looked as if a true prophet was writing that dirge!

He had heard the dirge before, with all its many stanzas, and it had always had an odd fascination for him.

And all this time, without a break, the dirge was being sung by the mourners in the house.

Things as They AreAmy Wilson-Carmichael

The 'dirge singers, male and female,' referred to in the story of Ishtar's journey were in the service of some temple.

Such was the dirge of the mighty dead, and their requiem, at Warbstow Barrow.

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