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synonyms for obsequies

  • ceremony
  • funeral
  • service
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How to use obsequies in a sentence

His obsequies were observed with fitting dignity, accentuated by resounding volleys.
WILLIAM BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTHALBERT HALE PLUMB
It was he who buried the era of cartoons, although the obsequies were conducted with all pomp.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
The obsequies of the departed President were of an imposing kind.
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
The old man was buried with difficulty, since there was no money to pay for the obsequies, but the hog was eaten.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
If we had to deny the obsequies to all who die without confession, we should forget the De profundis!
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
Give us just one call, and you will entrust future embalmings and obsequies in your family to no other firm.
DANNY'S OWN STORYDON MARQUIS
Foreigners like Humboldt came to France "to breathe the air of liberty and to assist at the obsequies of despotism."
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
The 20th of February 1884 was her wedding-day, and no obsequies were ever celebrated with more pangs and tears.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
She would consult the morning paper for any notice of obsequies and attend those that were easy of access.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
When all was completed, the sultan ordered prayers to be said, and appointed a day for the obsequies of his son.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTSUNKNOWN
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WORDS RELATED TO OBSEQUIES

  • burying
  • deep six
  • deposition
  • entombment
  • exequies
  • funeral
  • inhumation
  • interment
  • last rites
  • obsequies
  • sepulture
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.