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noun as in large fire

Strong matches

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There are funeral pyres of wood where the relatives are carrying out the last offices for the dead.

I saw some five hundred little fires, which were so many pyres for the dead.

The English Reformation had no great dignity or life until the funeral pyres were lighted.

After night had fallen, the blaze of funeral pyres on the river banks told their tale of pestilence.

Also the funeral pyres which Greece and Rome copied from Assyria were hung with splendid materials and embroideries.


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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pyres, such as: fuel, bonfire, heap, and suttee.

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