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noun as in inscription on a gravestone

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Many still speak of the deceased president with epitaphs such as “The Giant,” “The Immortal,” and “The Eternal Comandante.”

For hours the gray man would sit on a tombstone, while Black Sheep read epitaphs, and then with a sigh would stump home again.

Your correspondent Erica gives us some quotations and epitaphs, in which the metaphor of an Inn is applied both to life and death.

Some of the noblest names of Rome occur in funeral epitaphs in some of the most ancient galleries of the Catacombs.

In some cases these epitaphs are imperfectly spelled, indicating the humble class to which the survivors belonged.

The names of many Ccilii and other noble Roman families are also found on epitaphs in this crypt.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to epitaphs, such as: eulogy, elegy, memorial, sentiment, legend, and monument.

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