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noun as in marker

noun as in tombstone

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Obama’s words stuck with me as I walked along through the ocean of gravestones, pausing occasionally to read the names, the inscriptions, and wonder what each person was like.

I was placing flowers by my parents’ gravestone, in front of memorials to my grandparents, great-grandparents and sundry uncles and aunts.

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Looking back, I am so grateful for the time I had not knowing that a gravestone is the closest we will ever get to Bryan.

Elizabeth interferes, in everything from the baby’s gravestone to the lawsuit she pushes forward in order to punish Eva.

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Also, Killer Blues did not make a gravestone for Gatemouth Brown.

He kneeled by the gravestone of Corporal James Cavaco and placed a rock on top of it.

But within a year he came up with his best-ever idea—encapsulated in an equation that he said he wanted on his gravestone.

His gravestone, which read "Ich hab's gewagt," or "I have dared," was taken down, according to Germany's Spiegel Online.

Soon the gravestone disappeared under all the floral tributes.

I copied it myself from a gravestone in the churchyard of the village of Wingfield, Suffolk.

As he entered the suburb, he drew up by the statuary of whom he had purchased his mother's gravestone.

A marriage there was—God yet will proclaim the right—and the name of Beaufort shall be yet placed on my mother's gravestone.

Even the gravestone of Catherine, half in moonlight, half in shadow, appeared to him to wear a smile.

This was the first time I had been struck by an allegorical gravestone of a pronounced character.


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On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gravestone, such as: flag, indicator, pole, stone, tombstone, and arrow.

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