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obituary

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Definition a published notice of someone's death — usually printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • Her eldest daughter wrote an obituary that was published in the local paper and online.
obituary = a notice of someone's death with a short biography
  • The obituary did not include a cause of death.
  • obituary = published report of death
  • Three years before his death, Bloomberg mistakenly published an obituary of Steve Jobs with blank spaces for his age and cause of death.
  • obituary = death notice with a short biography
  • The obituary, probably phoned in to the newspaper by Westing himself, mentioned two interesting facts.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • There was a brief obituary in the Colored News, but there was also an editorial.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • obituary = notice of someone's death — typically with a short biography
  • For years she had read The Welch Daily News only for the obituaries and black-bordered memorial notices, clipping and saving her favorites.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • obituaries = death notices — typically with a short biographies
  • This young girl kept a scrap-book when she was alive, and used to paste obituaries and accidents and cases of patient suffering in it out of the Presbyterian Observer, and write poetry after them out of her own head.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • obituaries = death notices — typically with a short biographies
  • "This obituary."  Angela handed Sydelle the newspaper taken from Turtle's drawer.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • And she had a clipping of the obituary on her desk.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • Sydelle read the obituary in Turtle's newspaper.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • The judge scanned the obituary she had cut from Saturday's newspaper.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • Angela carefully dug through the embroidery, personal items, and other paraphernalia in her tapestry bag and pulled out the newspaper folded to the Westing obituary.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • Time passed on, and a paper came to me from the south, containing an obituary notice of my uncle Phillip.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • One woman said she had read the obituaries but did not know the war hero who was on the monument in Arlington or the sailor on the postage stamp.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • HORNBECK Shall I put that in the obituary?
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • I could just see it, right on the back page under the obituaries and deed-of-trust announcements.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • But it didn't feel right to just throw the painting away, so on a whim, I looked up your wife's name on the Internet and saw the obituary.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But what about the obituaries?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • With a copy of the obituary.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I lick the obituaries and the sad memorial poems, the sports pages, the market prices of eggs butter and bacon.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes

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