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noun as in inscription on a gravestone

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We got to know each other 25 years ago on the occasion of his first book, Epitaph for a Peach, a memoir about a farm passed down from father to son and the son’s determination not to plow under an old variety of the fruit.

The fact that the epitaphs are painted directly onto or close by to the tombs makes them a valuable repository of information about the previous occupants of the tombs.

Rizzolli’s success in that September auction is just one of many examples that disprove the epitaphs written for the NFT market after it receded from its dizzying peak this spring.

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The future of movies is unwritten—but let’s get through this harvest, a rich one, before we chisel the epitaph.

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Still, infiltration of militants from Pakistan has not stopped completely, and experts point out it’s too early to write the epitaph of Kashmir’s militancy — at least 26 armed fighters have entered Kashmir this year.

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When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”

In the unlikely event McConnell loses his reelection bid, I already know the title for his political epitaph: Shameless.

Weil believes they are a fitting epitaph to a man often described as the most influential British publisher of his generation.

So he entitled one of his earlier books, thus already authoring his own epitaph.

A stone mason was employed to engrave the following epitaph on a tradesman's wife: "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband."

Here—stop and look—is the epitaph of one, a considerable fellow in his day, a barrister of the Middle Temple.

He was sumptuously buried in Kensal Green, where a marble pedestal carries his portrait and his epitaph.

The following epitaph given by Maitland commemorates a martyrdom of this reign.

While digging here in 1856, De Rossi found the important epitaph of Eusebius before given.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to epitaph, such as: elegy, eulogy, commemoration, epigraph, legend, and memorial.

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