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The Taj Mahal is the world’s most famous mausoleum.
  an impressive building in which one or more corpses are entombed
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  • The Taj Mahal is the world’s most famous mausoleum.
  • the mausoleum where Elvis Presley is buried
  • The house is silent as a mausoleum.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • We needed to visit the mausoleum of our founder and great leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • The monuments are mostly severe and plain, and even the few miniature mausoleums are unadorned, dignified structures, squarish blocks of polished black granite fitted with engine-turned doors of patinated brass.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • In America, women were still trying to steal the body of Valentino from his grave, and a woman from Kansas divorced her husband because he would not let her live near the Valentino mausoleum.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Bod led Scarlett carefully up the steps, through the hill, into the jutting black masonry of the Frobisher mausoleum.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • A vast promenade, mausoleum, acropolis, planetarium, library, opera house—everything marble and granite, everything profoundly clean.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Buckner house at night was quiet and dark as a mausoleum.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • This was an eerie organdy and chintz labyrinth glowing at high noon in the empurpled half-light of a mausoleum, where rosy cupids simpered from the walls down upon a grand piano in fire-engine red and overstuffed chairs glistening beneath protective shrouds of transparent plastic, and where the porcelain bathroom fixtures were jet-black.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • "Mausoleums," I say knowingly.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The words are from a gangster sleeping next to him, on top of a mausoleum.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He pointed to a ridge called Tapa Maranjan and to the dome-shaped mausoleum atop it overlooking the city.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It was like coming into the cold marbled room of a mausoleum after the moon had set.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • But on this level are the mausoleums and the place of burning.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The driver takes a turn, and they pass a cemetery with a weather-worn mausoleum in the center of it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum in Hanoi.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • But I must say Providence was kind enough to burn down that old mausoleum of mine, I’m too old to keep it up— maybe you’re right, Jean Louise, this is a settled neighborhood.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It reminded me of an oversized mausoleum, with walls fifty feet high.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Westminster Abbey was a tangled warren of mausoleums, perimeter chambers, and walk-in burial niches.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The sculpted sandstone mausoleum of moments before had transformed into a sparkling gemstone vault-under which Brom’s untouched face was visible.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • After that it was as empty and silent as a mausoleum.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The vast house was like a mausoleum — .
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • But then she saw a group of people approaching the mausoleum and from a distance she made out Pedro’s silhouette, and Rosaura with him, and she was no longer so sure of her feelings.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Silvery witchlight burned in torches attached to the pillars, lighting the mausoleums that lined each wall to a bright white that was almost painful to look at.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The pair of cabins at the head of the field, numbers one and two, looked like his-and-hers mausoleums, big white marble boxes with heavy columns in front.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • They were all whispering now, for it was like entering a vast open library or a mausoleum in which the wind lived and over which the stars shone.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • When the procession stopped, this shadow was recognized as Morrel, who, with his coat buttoned up to his throat, his face livid, and convulsively crushing his hat between his fingers, leaned against a tree, situated on an elevation commanding the mausoleum, so that none of the funeral details could escape his observation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He glanced behind him to where a face with dark thinking eyes followed towards the cardinal’s mausoleum.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Rows of mausoleums huddled in the shadows like toadstool houses in a fairy story.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • He was interred in a mausoleum in Manchester.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It was strange that he lived alone in that wooden mausoleum.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Langdon couldn’t help but notice that the layout was identical to a fourteen-tomb mausoleum—seven vaults facing seven vaults—with one removed to accommodate the stairs they had just descended.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • They were almost through the iron gates at the far end when she spotted a smaller mausoleum, growing like a white toadstool in the shadow of a leafy oak tree.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • However, if one designs to construct a dwelling-house, it behooves him to exercise a little Yankee shrewdness, lest after all he find himself in a workhouse, a labyrinth without a clue, a museum, an almshouse, a prison, or a splendid mausoleum instead.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She invited him out of the mausoleum of a parlour into the kitchen.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Very few people splashed through the mud to the family mausoleum, protected by a colonial ceiba tree whose branches spread over the cemetery wall.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The number of dead housed in that little mausoleum made me think it was probably just as well Deo had never made it to Butare back when he was on the run.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I entered the mausoleum, following all the other tourists in single file.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Now, as Archer rang the bell, the long tinkle seemed to echo through a mausoleum; and the surprise of the butler who at length responded to the call was as great as though he had been summoned from his final sleep.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • For two days they wander around the marble mausoleum that glows gray and yellow and pink and orange depending on the light.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • At last, after having examined some hundred designs, having ordered an estimate and made another journey to Rouen, Charles decided in favour of a mausoleum, which on the two principal sides was to have a "spirit bearing an extinguished torch."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Crosses-large, larger, mausoleums and statuary everywhere.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • There are noble mausoleums rooted for centuries in retired glades of parks among the growing timber and the fern, which perhaps hold fewer noble secrets than walk abroad among men, shut up in the breast of Mr. Tulkinghorn.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The wind chills me although the sunlight is warm enough as it glints off the flawless white stone of the silent mausoleum.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It was Grandfather’s and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire; it’s rather excruciating-ly apt thatyou will use it to gain the reducto absurdum of all human experience which can fit your individual needs nobetter than it fitted his or his father’s.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • By any estimate, it was a very long time until judgment day, and until then the truth that only Marshall and his bride knew at first hand was steadily being walled up within the mausoleum of their marriage.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • For, in sum, what had he to go by? A three-o’-clock-in-the-morning arrival, a grotesque-looking glass maze, a Sunday parade, a tall man with a swarm of electricblue pictures itching on his sweaty hide, a few drops of blood falling down through a pavement grille, two frightened boys staring up out of the earth, and himself, alone in mausoleum quiet, nudging the puzzle together.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • It was a mausoleum, a hall dedicated to a nation’s saint.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • She had proved an excellent wife to one of our most tedious ambassadors, and having buried her husband properly in a marble mausoleum, which she had herself designed, and married off her daughters to some rich, rather elderly men, she devoted herself now to the pleasures of French fiction, French cookery, and French esprit when she could get it.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
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