Funeral in a sentence

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Definition of Funeral

  • The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
  • The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
  • Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
  • a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

How to use funeral in a sentence. Funeral pronunciation.

I gave no sign; but I made up my mind that if the auctioneer's brother's funeral took place while I was in the Territory I would postpone all other recreations and attend it.
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He died in Germany, the 2 July 1904, and his funeral at Moscow was a national event.
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His friends stand about his grave at the funeral, and one of them foolishly asks Sanin to make some appropriate remarks.
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As he entered the room of the widow, she handed him an order from the court of trustees, under which he was bound to pay up _the five hundred thalers on Thursday_, and, continued the lady, before the poor man had time to utter a word, "I would earnestly entreat you to pay the other three hundred thalers early on Saturday to me, for there are accounts constantly pouring in on me, and the funeral expenses," here her voice faltered.
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And Friday's sales gave him just three hundred thalers with which to honor the widow's demand on Saturday, to pay funeral and contingent expenses.
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This pyramid ended in a funeral urn surmounted by a crown of fire.
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The pulpit, also draped in black and decorated with the Imperial eagle, and from which was pronounced the funeral oration over the marshal, was situated on the left in front of the bier; on the right was a seat of ebony decorated with Imperial arms, bees, stars, lace, fringes, and other ornaments in silver, which was intended for the prince arch-chancellor of the Empire, who presided at the ceremony.
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After the ceremony the body was carried as far as the door of the church and placed on the funeral car, which was ornamented with laurel and four groups of the banners captured from the enemy by his army-corps in the numerous battles in which the marshal had taken part, and was preceded by a military and religious procession, followed by one of mourning and honor.
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The Prince of Eckmuhl addressed to the new Duke of Montebello the condolences of the army, and the prince arch-chancellor deposited on the bier the medal destined to perpetuate the memory of these funeral honors of the warrior to whom they were paid, and of the services which so well merited them.
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We could have visited that ancient and singular burg, 'Pilot-town,' which stands on stilts in the water-so they say; where nearly all communication is by skiff and canoe, even to the attending of weddings and funerals; and where the littlest boys and girls are as handy with the oar as unamphibious children are with the velocipede.
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Having learnt the day and hour of Mr. Lord's funeral, Ada and Fanny made a point of walking out to get a glimpse of it.
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I hastily dealt myself a hundred aces and a long suit of clubs, and he said that that was better, but I must put off the idea of the funeral altogether.
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The Moravians were asked to furnish music at the funeral, but declined, and it was hardly missed amid the firing of minute guns, and three volleys over his grave.
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One of them, which had arrived too late for the funeral, lay in its cardboard box on the hall-table.
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Half a dozen people who had worked with Fanny Price at the studio came to the funeral, Mrs. Otter because she was massiere and thought it her duty, Ruth Chalice because she had a kind heart, Lawson, Clutton, and Flanagan.
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She always said that twelve funerals gave her a new dress.
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Then he told Philip who had sent wreaths; there were twenty-four of them already; when Mrs. Rawlingson, wife of the Vicar at Ferne, had died she had had thirty-two; but probably a good many more would come the next day; the funeral would start at eleven o'clock from the vicarage, and they should beat Mrs. Rawlingson easily.
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Josiah Graves, churchwarden and manager of the bank, came back to dinner at the vicarage after the funeral.
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They began to discuss the people who attended the funeral.
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Shops had been closed for it, and the churchwarden took out of his pocket the notice which had been printed: "Owing to the funeral of Mrs. Carey this establishment will not be opened till one o'clock.
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Examples of Funeral

Example #1
Why, you turnip, if you had laid low and kept dark, there's chances to buy an American horse for mighty little more than you paid for that bloody old foreign relic.
Example #2
And moreover, he is a simon-pure, out-and-out, genuine d-d Mexican plug, and an uncommon mean one at that, too.
Example #3
Chekhov was a fine conversationalist, and fond of society; despite the terrible gloom of his stories, he had distinct gifts as a wit, and was a great favourite at dinner-parties and social gatherings.
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He knew that he had not very long to live, for before he had really begun his literary career signs of tuberculosis had plainly become manifest.
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Finally, unable to escape from the perplexities of his own thinking, he commits suicide.
Example #6
He envies and at the same time despises Sanin for his cheerful energy.