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noun as in notice of person's death

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The recent passing of a longtime dining favorite went unannounced in a proper obituary.

By the end of the weekend, Google searches for her name automatically prompted additional keywords like “death” and “obituary.”

This section of the magazine is essentially an obituary column for kitchen technology.

In the obituary, Farr described the days his father spent struggling with the virus without the comfort of familiar faces.

In Kurt’s New York Times obituary in 2007, Jane’s name gets one mention, as the high school sweetheart he marries and divorces.

Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.

As far as he is concerned, they're preparing his obituary and he doesn't care to attend the funeral.

And a generation of obituary writers have paid tribute to celebrities as well as everyday people.

Marilyn Johnson explored the subculture of obituary scribes in her wonderful 2006 book, The Dead Beat.

Because in 2014, there really is no such thing as bad publicity…except your own obituary.

We read of Turgenev who was arrested and exiled to his distant estates for writing a brief obituary notice of Gogol.

Good heavens, Odin thought, what a cold-blooded obituary for any race!

I mention the circumstance to shew that this special department of obituary masonry, as all others, was prone to imitations.

Did you ever hear an obituary declare a woman to be a dutiful daughter, a kind wife, a faithful mother?

According to the Obituary record, he “fairly decorated the choir of the church with most beautiful stone-work cunningly carved.”


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obituary, such as: eulogy, obit, announcement, necrology, register, and death notice.

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