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epitaph
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 uses
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Definition
a short text in memory of a dead person — especially text written on a tombstone
  • Let them be well used; for they are the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time; after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (87% in)
  • Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year: but, by'r lady, he must build churches then; or else shall he suffer not thinking on, with the hobby-horse, whose epitaph is 'For, O, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot!'
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (34% in)

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