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She requested interment in a crypt rather than beneath the ground.
  burying a dead body
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  • She requested interment in a crypt rather than beneath the ground.
  • It had not been possible, he said, to bring back their lamented comrade’s remains for interment on the farm, but he had ordered a large wreath to be made from the laurels in the farmhouse garden and sent down to be placed on Boxer’s grave.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Cocooned in silence, interred by the white hard cold of winter, and unable to move.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • She lingered on for only a few weeks after she arrived, then was interred here.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • I watched yesterday, as she was interred in one of the two small cemeteries in town.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He is interred on Mount Zion, the only member of the Nazi Party buried there.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "I have no doubt," he said, after a moment’s reflection, "that there are, among the many talented individuals interred here, at least a smattering of teachers.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Fred fidgeted through movies, but Fred would wiggle through his own interment.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As our procession wound its way to the distant grave site I feared that my two beloveds were going to be interred in a golf course.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They looked a long time for an area of earth among the rock faces large enough for the interment.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • It seems that on the night succeeding the interment, feeble voices CHAPTER II.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He came like a protecting spirit to the poor girl, who committed herself to his care; and after the interment of his friend he conducted her to Geneva and placed her under the protection of a relation.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The place of Catherine’s interment, to the surprise of the villagers, was neither in the chapel under the carved monument of the Lintons, nor yet by the tombs of her own relations, outside.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It got there in course of time; insisted on pouring into the burial-ground; finally, accomplished the interment of the deceased Roger Cly in its own way, and highly to its own satisfaction.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The same grave expression of grief, the same rigid silence, and the same deference to the principal mourner, were observed around the place of interment as have been already described.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The arrival of the body for interment (in an empty black box with the lid tumbling open), was the signal for a general joy, which was much enhanced by the discovery, among the bearers, of an individual obnoxious to identification.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was observable, too, that ladies and gentlemen who were in passions of anguish during the ceremony of interment, recovered almost as soon as they reached home, and became quite composed before the tea-drinking was over.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Imagination will readily supply the meager recital of poor Bartleby’s interment.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • Will the interment take place here?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • A rough box was their coffin, and their interment was a dog’s burial.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Of the interment of twelve kings, and of the prophecy of Merlin, and how Balin should give the dolorous stroke.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • I wished to leave immediately after the funeral, but Georgiana entreated me to stay till she could get off to London, whither she was now at last invited by her uncle, Mr. Gibson, who had come down to direct his sister’s interment and settle the family affairs.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Of the interment of twelve kings, and of the prophecy of Merlin, and how Balin should give the dolorous stroke.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • The limited vista now opening before him wag extremely unpleasant: six weeks of life which he would spend suffering with his broken bones and renewing his acquaintance with Misery Chastain, n,e Carmichael, followed by a hasty interment in the back yard.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I could not help thinking of the wild ritual of this work, and of its probable influence upon the hypochondriac, when, one evening, having informed me abruptly that the lady Madeline was no more, he stated his intention of preserving her corpse for a fortnight, (previously to its final interment,) in one of the numerous vaults within the main walls of the building.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • It was ascertained that the reference was to Mr Cornelius Kelleher, manager of Messrs H. J. O’Neill’s popular funeral establishment, a personal friend of the defunct, who had been responsible for the carrying out of the interment arrangements.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Then when he moved the light to the other parts of the picture he found an interment of Christ shown in the usual way, it was also a comparatively new painting.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Then bethinking himself of possibilities he went along the road to the cemetery, which he entered, and crossed to where the interments had recently taken place.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • It was on the obscure side of the tower, screened to a great extent from the view of passers along the road—a spot which until lately had been abandoned to heaps of stones and bushes of alder, but now it was cleared and made orderly for interments, by reason of the rapid filling of the ground elsewhere.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • In the mean while the preparations were made for the interment of Hutter.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • It may be that his frightened repentance of the night and morning had not eaten in, but this dehumanizing interment of her who had been so pathetically human shook him utterly, and as he crouched again on the high stool in the laboratory he swore faith to his wife . to Zenith . to business efficiency . to the Boosters’ Club . to every faith of the Clan of Good Fellows.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Hour after hour the scene of the interment remained without an eye to witness it.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • It gave him dark solace, planning the details of his interment.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And I remembered how intensely I felt about my interment.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Weeks passed, then months, and though death took its steady toll, therewere no customers rich enough to afford glass interment.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The grave of this unfortunate man was the first place of human interment that the author ever beheld, as the smokehouse was the first ruin!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Their gaze is overcome with awe, Nor is their panic hard to fathom: The gardens leave their boundary walls, The laws that govern the earth are shaken— A god is being interred.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Successful, however, as the system proved itself in practice, there was something so distasteful in the last rites as now performed that the Prefect felt constrained to forbid relations of the deceased being present at the actual interment.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Shortly after the death and memorable interment of Pedro Garcia, Blanca began to lose her apple-colored freshness and to suffer from a natural fatigue that was not the result of holding her breath and from morning nausea that was not the result of drinking heated brine.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The long and fruitless march which they had made under the direction of Abiram, the discovery of the body, and its subsequent interment, had so far consumed the day, that by the time their steps were retraced across the broad track of waste which lay between the grave of Asa and the rock, the sun had fallen far below his meridian altitude.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Yes, yes, make your mind easy, he shall be decently interred in the newest sack we can find.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • These were not the cats I had brought from the ship; they had been dead long before, and interred near my habitation by mine own hand.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Let him be interred in holy ground.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Where his pectoral muscles should be, he has a breast weighed down with the words of human beings: by words interred, free-as-a-bird absurd, unheard!
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • As Roran listened, his gaze lit upon the anonymous mound where the three soldiers had been interred.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He had only been waiting till the aforesaid blighted affections were decently interred.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "And now it turns out you only called us here to try and blow us up!" roared the Death Eater, and there was a volley of bangs inters-persed with squeals of agony from Xenophilius.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • When Esperanza, my mother, returned from her wedding trip, all that she found under the remains of what had been the ranch was this cookbook, which she bequeathed to me when she died, and which tells in each of its recipes this story of a love interred.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Tears came into Franz’s eyes when he heard of the sad death of poor old Juno; and he inquired most tenderly whether her remains had been brought back, that they might be interred near the house which had been her home for so many years.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones: So let it be with Caesar.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
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Associated words [difficulty]:   interment [3] , disinterment [6] , disinterment [6] , exhume [6]
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