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synonyms for epitaphs

  • elegy
  • eulogy
  • commemoration
  • epigraph
  • legend
  • memorial
  • monument
  • remembrance
  • sentiment
  • hic jacet
  • requiescat in pace
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For hours the gray man would sit on a tombstone, while Black Sheep read epitaphs, and then with a sigh would stump home again.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Your correspondent Erica gives us some quotations and epitaphs, in which the metaphor of an Inn is applied both to life and death.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
Some of the noblest names of Rome occur in funeral epitaphs in some of the most ancient galleries of the Catacombs.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
In some cases these epitaphs are imperfectly spelled, indicating the humble class to which the survivors belonged.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
The names of many Ccilii and other noble Roman families are also found on epitaphs in this crypt.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
These writings testify to the general knowledge of reading, just as much as our epitaphs testify to the same state of education.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
Happy those who can adopt the language of one of the sweetest epitaphs that ever adorned a monument!
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
But not only do the epitaphs suggest that life below is a snare; they are by no means too encouraging about the life above.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
A rector who allowed none but cheerful epitaphs would be worth his tithes.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
She is also said to have been an adept at composing epitaphs, and some attributed to her are extant.
IN SEARCH OF GRAVESTONES OLD AND CURIOUSW.T. (WILLIAM THOMAS) VINCENT
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