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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAST RITES

How strange was it, too, that it should have devolved upon me to pay him these last rites.

On the 16th, at midnight, she received the last rites of the church.

The last rites were performed over the man who might be dead already.

Why do you refuse to perform the last rites over the body of my daughter?

Like the Acadians at French Cross, they had no clergyman to pay the last rites.

You will not refuse my brother the last rites of the Church?

On the following day at noon, he received the last rites of the church.

The last rites, begun weeks ago, were hurriedly brought to an end during this last night.

Here it was that the senior Muir conducted service, no doubt pronouncing the last rites for some of those who sleep there.

Here in a little weathered house the last rites and services to the deceased were held.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAST RITES

burial

nounlaying in of dead body

wake

nounformal observance of a body before funeral
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.