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I have dwelt upon the greatness of Athens because I want to show you that we are contending for a higher prize than those who enjoy none of these privileges, and to establish by manifest proof the merit of these men whom I am now commemorating.
Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  mark by some ceremony or observation — especially the memory of something
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  • I have dwelt upon the greatness of Athens because I want to show you that we are contending for a higher prize than those who enjoy none of these privileges, and to establish by manifest proof the merit of these men whom I am now commemorating.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • The desk seems to have no purpose other than holding Dorothy’s collection of snow globes from places that seem unworthy of commemoration: Gulf Shores, Alabama.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It was Saturday, and her parents were treating her to a celebratory dinner commemorating her first week at the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Every year Shias commemorate the killing of the grandson of the Prophet, PBUH, Hussein Ibn Ali at the battle of Karbala in the year 680 with a memorial day called Muharram.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • Perhaps it’s the most the Ebbington Center Mall can hope for now, the commemoration of pretty much anything.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I pulled the vacuum cleaner from the hall cupboard and ran it up and down the corridor and into the two bedrooms, thinking all the while that if my parents could see me they would have insisted on taking a commemorative photograph.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I invented the laurel wreath to commemorate my failure—to punish myself for the fate of my greatest love.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • If you don’t want that, you don’t go to high school reunions, you don’t go to the thirty-fifth commemoration of the worst year of your life.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • I HAVE WRITTEN THIS STORY DOWN IN THIS YEAR 1826, on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of our nation, to commemorate the short life of my brother Samuel Meeker, who died forty-seven years ago in the service of his country.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • The Fourth of July—the day of our independence, the day we commemorate the closing of our nation’s border forever—is one of my favorite holidays.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • But she was conscious of some religious ceremony as an assemblage of Jews unveiled a monument commemorating their massacre and their martyrdom and the sound of a tenor voice keened its Hebrew requiem over the desolate gray scene like an angel with a dagger through its heart.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The last thing they needed was another quest to find another god who would probably demand his own commemorative T-shirt or Valdezinator.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "We’ve a festival in September to commemorate the film.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • The letter said: Dear Sir, and Ladies — It is proposed to make a small presentation to you, in commemoration of your prompt and courageous action in warning the train on the — inst., and thus averting what must, humanly speaking, have been a terrible accident.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Today he should commemorate Comrade Ogilvy.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Much more valuable than that which it commemorates.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • If we wanted to conceal the noble action this purse commemorates, we should not expose it thus to view.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Chief Scipio was in attendance; Mayor Swaney wanted to commemorate the end of the chief’s first year on the job with a plaque he’d had made for just the purpose.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • After the event, Sharrer wrote a letter to Wyche suggesting that, to commemorate Henrietta, she and Speed consider starting an African-American health museum in Turner Station.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • We were supposed to study incandescent lamps, but he spent the period telling us about commemorative stamps.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Nothing commemorates the site, only rubble and faded signs in overgrown thickets where hundreds of men once toiled and sometimes died.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • More than commemorating Halle, that is what she had come to the Clearing to figure out, and now it was figured.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • The cabinet also contains an ancient cracked plate commemorating the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, and a plastic cup bearing the nose and ears of a mouse.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The engineer corps was working on a new arch that would commemorate the victory over Polybotes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Though the planet Earth, the Islington flat and the telephone have all now been demolished, it is comforting to reflect that they are all in some small way commemorated by the fact that twenty-nine seconds later Ford and Arthur were rescued.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • A few blocks from our house was an eight-foot-high stone with a plaque on it that commemorated some civil historic event, and one morning on the way to the store, Mommy noticed that the rock had been painted the black-liberation colors, red, black, and green.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • A few minutes later she came out in Waterland flower-print shorts, a big red Waterland T-shirt, and commemorative Waterland surf shoes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Zeena always came back laden with expensive remedies, and her last visit to Springfield had been commemorated by her paying twenty dollars for an electric battery of which she had never been able to learn the use.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • As long as we’re sitting here waiting, we might as well commemorate the good stuff.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • No sound louder than a stifled sob had been heard among them, nor had even a limb been moved throughout that long and painful period, except to perform the simple and touching offerings that were made, from time to time, in commemoration of the dead.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Under more normal circumstances, Hrothgar would have presented your helm himself and we would have held a lengthy ceremony to commemorate your induction into Durgrimst Ingeitum, but events move too swiftly for us to tarry.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • And it turned out to be a commemoration postcard of Joe Brady or Number One or Skin-the-Goat.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • That second, stable school year was one of the things Our World commemorated when it came out in June of 1944.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • And on a pillow several badly cracked pieces of delicate china, a commemorative plate celebrating the St. Louis World Fair . I stood in a kind of daze, looking at an old folded lace fan studded with jet and mother-of-pearl.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • On August 6th, the fourth anniversary of the bombing, the national Diet promulgated a law establishing Hiroshima as a Peace Memorial City, and the final design for the commemorative park by the great Japanese architect Kenzo Tange was revealed to the public.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • It was among lean-to’s and adaptations—past ogham stones commemorating some long-dead Deag the son of No, built into a later bastion upside down.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • They obeyed the summons, and partook of the bread and wine, in commemoration of the meek and lowly Jesus, who said, "God is your Father, and all ye are brethren."
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Framed documents commemorating milestones in his career gleamed against the walnut walls of his office: a college diploma, a map of River Valley Farm, agricultural awards, an ornate certificate bearing the signatures of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles, which cited his services to the Federal Farm Credit Board.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I begged Mr. Micawber to fill us bumpers, and proposed the toast in due form: shaking hands with him across the table, and kissing Mrs. Micawber, to commemorate that eventful occasion.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The Bradleys with commemorative plaque atop Mount Suribachi, April 1998.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A caption identified this climber as Rob Hall; the poster, intended to drum up business for Hall’s guiding company, Adventure Consultants, commemorated his rather impressive feat of ascending all three peaks during two months in 1994.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In the fall of 1898 I heard that President McKinley was likely to visit Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of taking part in the Peace Jubilee exercises to be held there to commemorate the successful close of the Spanish-American war.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • "Yes, there’s a meeting of the Society of Amateurs today in commemoration of the jubilee of Svintitch," said Katavasov in answer to Levin’s inquiry.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • These photographs were the true antiques of the family, which seemed to feel that a photograph should commemorate only the most distant past.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • I will commemorate my day of joy on my last night.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • We joked about all the commemorative marches and boring speeches we had been spared by leaving this particular weekend.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Quartered in this dingy hatchment commemorative of Symond are the legal bearings of Mr. Vholes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Marble memorial tablets on the walls commemorating the virtues of the last generation of planters.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
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