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synonyms for pyre

  • bonfire
  • fuel
  • heap
  • suttee
See also synonyms for: pyres
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How to use pyre in a sentence

Crematoriums had to build makeshift pyres to keep up with the demand, and there were reports that the outpouring of ash drifted so far it stained clothes a kilometer away.
WHAT WENT SO WRONG WITH COVID IN INDIA? EVERYTHING.SONIA FALEIROJULY 5, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Then there are the pictures of front-line workers performing final rites — lighting pyres and lowering bodies into graves — of those they don’t even know.
WHY THE WORLD MUST WITNESS PICTURES OF INDIA’S MASS COVID-19 CREMATIONSKAMAYANI SHARMAMAY 21, 2021VOX
Three months later, those expectations have evaporated in the fumes from smoldering funeral pyres that dot the country’s cities.
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She also champions alternatives like natural burials, funeral pyres, and intimate ceremonies in the home.
HOW TO BE BETTER AT DEATH (EP. 450)MARIA KONNIKOVAFEBRUARY 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
The greatest library ever assembled by the great civilizations of the ancient world—containing a vast ocean of knowledge now lost to us forever—was incinerated on a great pyre of papyrus.
THE STORY OF THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA IS MOSTLY A LEGEND, BUT THE LESSON OF ITS BURNING IS STILL CRUCIAL TODAYRICHARD OVENDENNOVEMBER 17, 2020TIME
A cordon of soldiers, placed at a distance from the pyre, kept the inquisitive from drawing too near.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Fergan and his assistants withdrew to the mob which the file of soldiers was holding back from the pyre.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The pyre was then lighted with a torch by a relative, who kept his face averted during the act.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
He threw himself upon the pyre, and was consumed like a log of wood, together with the chamber.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
Out of that funeral pyre her feverish thoughts builded a frightful dream.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
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WORDS RELATED TO PYRE

  • catafalque
  • coffin
  • grave
  • hearse
  • pyre
  • support
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