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  • The sarcophagus, like many in Rome, was askew with the wall, positioned awkwardly.
  • Through the barrier she could see the front of the sarcophagus.
  • Recessed in the alcoves, as far as the lights let them see, the hulking shadows of sarcophagi loomed.
  • The grave decisions facing the camerlegno required information . information entombed in a sarcophagus in the Vatican Grottoes.
  • Rising before him, the niche’s sole contents seemed ironically apropos-a single sarcophagus.
  • And soon, he realized, as he saw the barrel of the gun appear in the opening beneath the sarcophagus.
  • The sarcophagus over Langdon’s head suddenly seemed to rise on its side.
  • With a raw grinding, the sarcophagus slid off the supports and landed on the floor.
  • There was no frustrated pounding outside the overturned sarcophagus.
  • He had mentioned that papal sarcophagi were above ground and never cemented shut, a throwback to the days of the pharaohs when sealing and burying a casket was believed to trap the deceased’s soul inside.
  • The bruise from the falling sarcophagus, although painful, was insignificant . well worth the compensation that lay before him.
  • Langdon lay trapped beneath the overturned sarcophagus and felt his mind careening dangerously close to the brink.
  • He tried to use his legs to lift as he had before, but now that the sarcophagus had fallen flat, there was no room even to straighten his knees.
  • As the claustrophobic panic closed in, Langdon was overcome by images of the sarcophagus shrinking around him.
  • "Sarcophagus," he stated aloud, with as much academic sterility as he could muster.
  • Sarcophagus is from the Greek "sarx"meaning "flesh," and "phagein" meaning "to eat."
  • Just a simple hole in the wall, beyond which lay a small grotto and a meager, crumbling sarcophagus.
  • Deep in the Vatican Grottoes, Cardinal Mortati knelt alone before the open sarcophagus.
  • He gazed one last time into the sarcophagus before him, and then stood up.
  • The guards came forward and with enormous effort slid the lid of the Pope’s sarcophagus back into place.
  • A chance for forgiveness," he said to His Holiness, laying the urn inside the sarcophagus at the Pope’s side.

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  • The Queen’s body was placed in a sarcophagus.
  • Lying in it, as in a grave or sarcophagus, with a hurried drapery of sheet and blanket thrown across it, was the body...
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit

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