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exhume
used in Misery

3 uses
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Definition
to unbury a corpse — typically for medical investigation or reburial elsewhere
  • In the picture she looked like something whose bones might have been exhumed from the La Brea Tar Pits.
    Part 2 — Misery (69% in)
  • The body of the unfortunate Miss Evelyn-Hyde had been exhumed, of course, and as Geoffrey Alliburton drew Mary to a halt in front of the gate leading into Little Dunthorpe's C of E churchyard, Mrs. Ramage found herself wishing fervently that she had not listened to the tales of the exhumation.
    Part 2 — Misery (30% in)
  • The body of the unfortunate Miss Evelyn-Hyde had been exhumed, of course, and as Geoffrey Alliburton drew Mary to a halt in front of the gate leading into Little Dunthorpe's C of E churchyard, Mrs. Ramage found herself wishing fervently that she had not listened to the tales of the exhumation.
    Part 2 — Misery (30% in)

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