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  • Pick up the Milwaukee Journal tomorrow and check the obituaries; I'd bet you fifty dollars you find someone who died in some sort of freak accident.†   (source)
  • We see it every day: in the obituaries for teenage kids that conspicuously omit the cause of death (reading between the lines: overdose), in the deadbeats we watch our daughters waste their time with.†   (source)
  • According to his obituary, Mercer had never lost touch with his hometown.†   (source)
  • The obituary in the Tangerine Times said that Mike Costello would have a public viewing tonight and a private burial ceremony tomorrow.†   (source)
  • With a copy of the obituary.†   (source)
  • Even with Lord Marshall's bone-shrunk mug on the obituary pages at last, my cousin from the north would not tolerate an accusation of criminal conspiracy.†   (source)
  • I lick the obituaries and the sad memorial poems, the sports pages, the market prices of eggs butter and bacon.†   (source)
  • "I just read the obituary," she said after pulling back.†   (source)
  • He notices the Lennon obituary pinned to the bulletin board, and then a cassette of classical Indian music he'd bought for Gogol months ago, after a concert at Kresge, still sealed in its wrapper.†   (source)
  • There was no obituary for Henrietta Lacks, but word of her death reached the Gey lab quickly.†   (source)
  • One morning in 2002, more than thirty years later, around the time I am preparing to move from Athens to Kabul, I stumble upon Madaline's obituary in the newspaper.†   (source)
  • Something has sure changed; there have been no obituaries since , He flicked back to see.†   (source)
  • An obituary notice from the Poughkeepsie journal pops up.†   (source)
  • Lots of obituaries.†   (source)
  • "I'd have shot myself, too," he said after reading the obituary in the paper, "if it took me that long to catch a fish."†   (source)
  • Multiply their pleasure at funerals, their chuckling through breakfast, obituaries, add all the cat-fight marriages where folks spend careers ripping skin off each other and patching it back upside around, add quack doctors slicing persons to read their guts like tea leaves, then sewing them tight with fingerprinted thread.†   (source)
  • Suddenly my own obituary flashed in my head: Carter Kane, 14, died tragically in Paris when he was eaten by his sister's cat, Muffin.†   (source)
  • When I read obituaries I always note the age of the deceased.†   (source)
  • The preceding days had been a blur, Ben guiding her gently through choosing the music and the scriptures, the casket and the flowers, helping her write the obituary.†   (source)
  • The two obituaries were lengthy and heartbreaking.†   (source)
  • THE LAST WORDS ON EARTH When they write my obituary.†   (source)
  • Better that than me having to write your obituary, Mikael...I'm not sure if you know this, but sometimes I really worry about you.†   (source)
  • The funerals lasted all week in the surrounding towns, and obituaries filled an entire page in the local newspaper.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • On the back of the office copy of his father's will, Adams wrote in his own hand the only known obituary of Deacon John: The testator had a good education, though not at college, and was a very capable and useful man.†   (source)
  • I could just see it, right on the back page under the obituaries and deed-of-trust announcements.†   (source)
  • Besides, any retraction will be on the same page as his obituary.†   (source)
  • It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger than crime.†   (source)
  • Don't listen to her!" he cried, his eyes avoiding hers, while hers paused on him for a brief, level glance that began as a shock of astonishment and ended as an obituary.†   (source)
  • OBITUARIES—Mrs.†   (source)
  • Trish was mentioned in her mother's obituary from three years ago.†   (source)
  • For years he had cut the obituaries from several different newspapers.†   (source)
  • "We take the responsibility of contacting the newspaper on your behalf for the obituary," the man said.†   (source)
  • Wisps of her light hair fall down over her temples and brow, and from this angle she reminds me of the obituary photograph of a younger Mary Burns, the clear, high sheen of the skin, the tender brow.†   (source)
  • HORNBECK Shall I put that in the obituary?†   (source)
  • Five months later, he walked into a newspaper office and chose his obituary photograph from the photo archive.†   (source)
  • Your obituary in Haareq was quite moving.†   (source)
  • Someone named H.V. Kaltenborn was uttering one of those prolonged and portentous obituaries—the voice mentioned among other things that Goring had been a drug addict—and Sophie began to giggle.†   (source)
  • Then he read the obituaries.†   (source)
  • As an obituary notice later described it: With a readiness which was often surprising he could quote from a Roman law or a Greek philosopher, from Virgil's Georgics, the Arabian Nights, Herodotus or Sancho Panza, from the Sacred Carpets, the German Reformers or Adam Smith; from Fenelon or Hudibras, from the Financial Reports of Necca, or the doings of the Council of Trent; from the debates of the adoption of the Constitution, or the intrigues of the kitchen cabinet, or from some forgotten speech of a deceased member of Congress.†   (source)
  • I've skinned out of three obituaries running.†   (source)
  • Sydelle read the obituary in Turtle's newspaper.   (source)
    obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • "I don't think I'm gonna make it to write your obituary," he said, instead of apologizing.   (source)
    obituary = published notice of death with a short biography
  • Russell Allen Phillips had officially been declared dead, but no obituary appeared.   (source)
    obituary = published notice of death -- typically with a short biography
  • Harry finished reading, but continued to gaze at the picture accompanying the obituary.   (source)
    obituary = published notice of death with a short biography
  • I noticed how you skated over the sticky patches in that obituary of yours!   (source)
  • The judge scanned the obituary she had cut from Saturday's newspaper.   (source)
    obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • I used the infernal Internet of yours to follow the Indianapolis obituary notices.   (source)
    obituary = published notices of death with short biographies
  • "I saw the obituary you wrote for the Daily Prophet," said Harry.   (source)
    obituary = published notice of death with a short biography
  • And she had a clipping of the obituary on her desk.   (source)
    obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • I don't care if the New York Times writes an obituary for me.   (source)
    obituary = notice of someone's death with a short biography
  • "This obituary."  Angela handed Sydelle the newspaper taken from Turtle's drawer.   (source)
    obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • He was vaguely familiar: Racking his brains, Harry suddenly realized that this was Elphias Doge, member of the Order of the Phoenix and the writer of Dumbledore's obituary.   (source)
    obituary = published notice of death with a short biography
  • After several minutes' thought, Harry tore the obituary out of the Prophet, folded it carefully, and tucked it inside the first volume of Practical Defensive Magic and its Use against the Dark Arts.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    obituary = notice of someone's death printed in a newspaper with a short biography
  • It was a simple obituary which seemed to have no connection with Annie Wilkes at all.†   (source)
  • "If I had not shot Danny," he said, "it would have been my obituary that was published."†   (source)
  • He could imagine her scanning the obituaries on microfiche, looking for a name to steal.†   (source)
  • Between the beats she had ample time to write her own obituary.†   (source)
  • She looked like she was mentally writing her own obituary.†   (source)
  • Like most reporters, I want the big award, the one that forever alters your obituary.†   (source)
  • I read my obituary again for the address of the funeral home.†   (source)
  • He'd worked at a daily, writing obituaries.†   (source)
  • He went by Lonny, a name he'd noticed in an obituary in a newspaper in Tacoma two years earlier.†   (source)
  • I'm at the age when the unexpected is a daily occurrence; I commend you to the obituary pages.†   (source)
  • You obviously read my obituary quite carefully.†   (source)
  • HORNBECK How do you write an obituary For a man who's been dead thirty years?†   (source)
  • The radio announcer just reads the obituaries from the local paper out loud.†   (source)
  • Obituaries rarely told the whole story, especially when their subjects led classified lives.†   (source)
  • And she'd succeeded spectacularly, at least according to this obituary and its clipped account of a mannered life, a life rich with achievement, grace, respect.†   (source)
  • She opens the family reunion photos and the obituary, saved on her desktop, and places the laptop in Vivian's lap.†   (source)
  • A short obituary runs in the town paper, citing the names of Ashima and Gogol and Sonia, mentioning that the children had been educated at the local schools.†   (source)
  • He'd also been convicted of fraud for a scam in which he got an obituary of himself published, then sued the newspaper for libel and damages up to $100 million.†   (source)
  • Mother showed me the obituary.†   (source)
  • It was as if, after wading grimly through the almost unbearable necrology in the foregoing pages, he had come face to face with his own obituary.†   (source)
  • The obituary says she was well known among Athens's artistic community for her charity work, her wit, her sense of style, her lavish parties, and her willingness to take chances on unheralded playwrights.†   (source)
  • In recent years he has collected nearly all their albums, and the only thing tacked to the bulletin board on the back of his door is Lennon's obituary, already yellow and brittle, clipped from the Boston Globe.†   (source)
  • There's an obituary.†   (source)
  • Why else is his obituary here?†   (source)
  • The clipping was his obituary.†   (source)
  • If it was right to equate each obituary pasted in this book with a murder, then her score was more than thirty people by the end of 1981 ....all without a single murmur from the authorities.†   (source)
  • When Paul turned to the next page, he thought for a moment that Annie had pasted in two copies of her father's obituary out of sentiment or by accident (he thought this latter the more likely possibility of the two).†   (source)
  • But what about the obituaries?†   (source)
  • While San Franciscans were reading his obituary in several papers, the decidedly undead Neves rode like a man possessed, finishing second or third on all five of his mounts.†   (source)
  • I read my own obituary.†   (source)
  • He asked me to make sure, for instance, that no information be given to the newspaper regarding his death, not even an obituary.†   (source)
  • One Saturday Mrs. E.C.B. stalked into the office with an effusion Mr. Underwood said he refused to disgrace the Tribune with: it was a cow obituary in verse, beginning: 0 kine no longer mine With those big brown eyes of thine.... and containing grave breaches of Christian philosophy.†   (source)
  • In my room, wedged between the pages of a book I kept in the drawer, I kept the obituary from the paper.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Earlier that day, at the library, she'd perused the Boston Globe online at one of the computers and had come across Gladys Feldman's obituary.†   (source)
  • On her lap she held his little obituary box, filled with the yellowed newsprint carefully cut during "Gunsmoke.†   (source)
  • The obituary that appeared in the Boston papers, noted that Susanna Boylston Adams Hall, mother of the President of the United States, who died in the eighty-ninth year of her life, had "afforded the present generation a living example of that simplicity of manners and godly sincerity for which the venerable settlers of this country were so justly esteemed.†   (source)
  • "I don't remember," Pete said quickly, "but listen ....if his mother died, we might be able to find some information about her in a recent obituary.†   (source)
  • A few months later, when it was learned that Isaac Babel had been killed by Moscow's secret police, it fell to Litvinoff to write the obituary.†   (source)
  • The obituary notice in Boston's Columbian Centinel emphasized her importance to her husband's career in public service and thus to the nation: Possessing at every period of life, the unlimited confidence, as well as affection of her husband, she was admitted at all times to share largely of his thoughts.†   (source)
  • He delivered his own obituary!†   (source)
  • He led them in prayer and recited a quick obituary: Seth was born May 10, 1917, in Ford County, where he died on October 2, 1988.†   (source)
  • "According to your obituary notice," Blitz said, "your body is at the funeral home today for viewing hours.†   (source)
  • It was when he was into composing limerick obituaries for people he didn't care for, so I never knew if his cemetery-expansion idea was serious or something crafted to irk my mother.†   (source)
  • Even though she'd been checking the Boston obituaries regularly, the sparse description of her life and survivors struck her with unexpected force.†   (source)
  • So the obituaries don't mean anything?†   (source)
  • The obituary didn't say much.†   (source)
  • Not long ago, when his obituary appeared in newspapers around the world, no verifiable date of birth ever found its way into print.†   (source)
  • He didn't leave the office until midnight, but as he walked home through the cold night he smiled to himself, believing the obituary was one of his finest.†   (source)
  • A week and a half later—I remember the date, October 5th—my mother was reading the newspaper and she said, "Remember that writer you asked me about, Isaac Moritz?" and I said, "Yes," and she said, "There's an obituary for him in the paper.†   (source)
  • He thought of his colleagues at the daily, which reminded him of his desk with the divots in the wood he used to finger to help him think, which reminded him of his typewriter with the sticky S so that his copy always had sentences like hisss death leavesss a hole in the livesss of thossse he helped, which reminded him of the smell of his boss's cheap cigars, which reminded him of his promotion from stringer to obituary writer, which reminded him of Isaac Babel, which was as far as he allowed himself to get before he stopped his longing in its tracks and hurried away down the street.†   (source)
  • He would talk cheerfully of this and that, or would settle with his newspaper and after a while read the obituaries aloud.†   (source)
  • An obituary tinge began to be present in the whispers about Lancelot.†   (source)
  • We really do not enjoy writing obituaries.†   (source)
  • What a fine, great head—with the famous obituary under it!†   (source)
  • He did not know that it had been an obituary on Gail Wynand.†   (source)
  • That picture will fall on old Jolyon's head; he will die of the shock; the old clerk will speak over him two or three obituary words; and all the swans on the Thames will simultaneously burst out singing.†   (source)
  • While I sat by he wrote his father's obituary in the form of an editorial for the neighborhood paper.†   (source)
  • Then it's in the obituaries.†   (source)
  • He wrote the obituary of Carducci for the German papers—Carducci, you know.†   (source)
  • 401 My friend, blood shaking my heart The awful daring of a moment's surrender Which an age of prudence can never retract By this, and this only, we have existed Which is not to be found in our obituaries Or in memories draped by the beneficent spider 407 Or under seals broken by the lean solicitor In our empty rooms DA Dayadhvam: I have heard the key Turn in the door once and turn once only 411 We think of the key, each in his prison thinking of the key, each confirms a prison Only at nightfall, aethereal rumours Revive for a moment a broke†   (source)
  • In short, the honorable Judge was beginning to be a stale subject before half the country newspapers had found time to put their columns in mourning, and publish his exceedingly eulogistic obituary.†   (source)
  • Time passed on, and a paper came to me from the south, containing an obituary notice of my uncle Phillip.†   (source)
  • And in only a few years, how many victims have been furnished to the obituary notices by the Royal Mail, Inman, and Montreal lines; by vessels named the Solway, the Isis, the Paramatta, the Hungarian, the Canadian, the Anglo-Saxon, the Humboldt, and the United States, all run aground; by the Arctic and the Lyonnais, sunk in collisions; by the President, the Pacific, and the City of Glasgow, lost for reasons unknown; in the midst of their gloomy rubble, the Nautilus navigated as if passing the dead in review!†   (source)
  • Do you suppose that that poor fellow there, who this moment perhaps caught by the whale-line off the coast of New Guinea, is being carried down to the bottom of the sea by the sounding leviathan—do you suppose that that poor fellow's name will appear in the newspaper obituary you will read to-morrow at your breakfast?†   (source)
  • It was like reading my own obituary.†   (source)
  • His ideas for ads like Plumtree's potted under the obituaries, cold meat department.†   (source)
  • Read your own obituary notice they say you live longer.†   (source)
  • Under the obituary notices they stuck it.†   (source)
  • Queer lot of stuff he must have put through his hands in his time: obituary notices, pubs' ads, speeches, divorce suits, found drowned.†   (source)
  • Manufactured by George Plumtree, 23 Merchants' quay, Dublin, put up in 4 oz pots, and inserted by Councillor Joseph P. Nannetti, M. P., Rotunda Ward, 19 Hardwicke street, under the obituary notices and anniversaries of deceases.†   (source)
  • The obituary of zoo animals that have died from being fed foreign bodies would include gorillas, bison, storks, rheas, ostriches, seals, sea lions, big cats, bears, camels, elephants, monkeys, and most every variety of deer, ruminant and songbird.   (source)
    obituary = death notices
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