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noun as in mourner

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Israeli police then attacked pallbearers at Akleh’s funeral, sparking international condemnation.

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Jeziah was ready to work, handing out tissues and later leading the pallbearers to the hearse.

Watching them standing around as the pallbearers brought those four caskets from the church left me in a state of rage.

More than one said they had been asked to serve as a pallbearer.

Castro actually flew up to Montreal to be a pallbearer at the 2000 funeral of a beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

Should you be a relative or a pallbearer, wear a black weed on your hat.

Numbering many times six hundred, they advance afoot, creeping at a pallbearer's pace behind a barrage fire.

Pallbearers are chosen from among his intimate friends; a relative never acts as pallbearer.

In 1780 he was a pallbearer at the funeral of Governor Hutchinson.

When my brother Blackford was senator, it seemed to me he spent most of his time acting as pallbearer for the dead ones.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pallbearer, such as: griever, sorrower, wailer, weeper, bemoaner, and bereaved person.

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