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a pile of wood or other burnable material — especially to burn a dead body as in a funeral rite
  • As the chains were wound over their body at the stake, and a flame set to the pyre,
    Part Two (91% in)
pyre = stacked wood (to burn a body)

(editor's note:  A pyre could refer to wood stacked for another reason, but most commonly it is used in the context of a funeral pyre to burn a body.)
  • They brought the Transgressor out into the square and they led them to the pyre.
    Part Two (89% in)
  • They walked to the pyre, and their step did not falter.
    Part Two (90% in)
  • But the flames rose and we could not guess the word...... What—even if we have to burn for it like the Saint of the Pyre—what is the Unspeakable Word?
    Part Two (**% in)
  • The Saint of the pyre had seen the future when he chose me as his heir, as the heir of all the saints and all the martyrs who came before him and who died for the same cause, for the same word, no matter what name they gave to their cause and their truth.
    Part Twelve (18% in)

There are no more uses of "pyre" in Anthem.

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