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synonyms for memento mori

  • death's-head
  • memoirs
  • memorial
  • memories
  • reminder of human failure
  • reminder of mortality
  • skull
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How to use memento mori in a sentence

The words of the Roman sovereign might be well applied in this case: "Decet imperatorem stantem mori."
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Not only as 454 a memento of you, but as a perpetual encouragement to do better with his Lordship.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
I could barely reach one little twig of pale, discolored leaves, to bring home as a memento.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
It would be novel, economical, and moral; a kind of memento mori—a death's head at the feast!
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
Of this a very few instances, more by way of memento than of instruction, may suffice.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
If he had been the General, he would have had the trees hewn down after the trial, and done away with every memento of the place.
A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT
When his work was done and he was about to leave the convent, the cook begged a memento.
GREAT ARTISTS, VOL 1.JENNIE ELLIS KEYSOR
Here stood only that terrible memento, the drenched mattress.
MYSTIC LONDON:CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES
France was saved because the French people never faltered in their belief that dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
His wedding-ring is taken from him, and every little memento of his wife and children which might afford him consolation.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO MEMENTO MORI

  • depressant
  • memento mori
  • object of pity
  • painful sight
  • sad spectacle
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