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Definition of Monument

  • Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
  • A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.
  • A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
  • A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
  • a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
  • a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
  • an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

How to use monument in a sentence. Monument pronunciation.

In 1880 a monument to Pushkin was unveiled, and the greatest Russian authors were invited to speak at the ceremony.
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In the intervals between fetes, the Emperor was occupied with decrees, reviews, monuments, and plans, constantly employed, with few distractions, indefatigable in every work, and still not seeming to have anything to occupy his powerful mind, and happy in his private life with his young wife, by whom he was tenderly beloved.
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Six miles below town a fat and battered brick chimney, sticking above the magnolias and live-oaks, was pointed out as the monument erected by an appreciative nation to celebrate the battle of New Orleans-Jackson's victory over the British, January 8, 1815.
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There used to be a monument to this young fellow, in that Memphis graveyard.
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He ordered his monument before he died, and kept it near him until he did die.
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We'll walk round when we've been up the Monument.
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Alas! its appeal for a National Theatre as a monument to Shakespear failed to touch the very stupid people who cannot see that a National Theatre is worth having for the sake of the National Soul.
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I have said that "not marble nor the gilded monuments of princes shall outlive" the words with which I make the world glorious or foolish at my will.
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He takes her to see the monuments, the museums, the theatres, like the poor little provincial that she is.
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By whom then was the Bunker Hill Monument erected?
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Philip, looking across the cemetery crowded on all sides with monuments, some poor and simple, others vulgar, pretentious, and ugly, shuddered.
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He walked swiftly along, gayly whistling "Donna e Mobile," with certain private variations of his own, until he reached the splendid monument erected to the miserly old Duke of Brunswick, who showered his scraped-up millions upon an alien city, to spite his own fat-witted Brunswickers, and so escaped the blood-fleshed talons of the hungry-Prussian eagle.
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They visited the stately National Monument, the Jardin Anglais, the Hotel de Ville, the Arsenal, the Muse'e Foy, the Botanic Gardens, and the Athende.
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The principal party interested in these slanders, was, however, now calmly gliding on toward Aden, while the dead millionaire was alike oblivious to the lovely daughter whom he had crushed as a bruised flower, the haughty woman who had defied him in his wrath, and the administration of the million sterling which was the golden monument over his yawning grave!
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An examination and justification of The Chronology of Herodotus, with numerous and profound researches on The History of the most Ancient Nations, occupied for a long time him who had observed their monuments and traces in the countries they inhabited.
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Often I met with ancient monuments, wrecks of temples, palaces and fortresses, columns, aqueducts and tombs.
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I visited the monuments which covered the plain; and one evening, absorbed in reflection, I had advanced to the Valley of Sepulchres.
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When these countries enjoyed what constitutes the glory and happiness of man, they were inhabited by infidel nations: It was the Phoenician, offering human sacrifices to Moloch, who gathered into his stores the riches of all climates; it was the Chaldean, prostrate before his serpent-god,* who subjugated opulent cities, laid waste the palaces of kings, and despoiled the temples of the gods; it was the Persian, worshipper of fire, who received the tribute of a hundred nations; they were the inhabitants of this very city, adorers of the sun and stars, who erected so many monuments of prosperity and luxury.
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Say, monuments of past ages!
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I will go into the desert and dwell among ruins; I will interrogate ancient monuments on the wisdom of past ages; I will invoke from the bosom of the tombs the spirit which once in Asia gave splendor to states, and glory to nations; I will ask of the ashes of legislators, by what secret causes do empires rise and fall; from what sources spring the Prosperity and misfortunes of nations, on what principles can the Peace of Society, and the happiness of man be established?
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Examples of Monument

Example #1
This was the occasion where Turgenev vainly tried to persuade Tolstoi to appear and participate.
Example #2
Dostoevski paid his youthful debt to the ever living poet in a magnificent manner.
Example #3
The Empress led a very simple life, which suited her disposition well.
Example #4
Thus passed the first months which followed the birth of the King of Rome.
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The war had ended, the two nations were at peace, but the news had not yet reached New Orleans.
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This gives one a realizing sense of the frailness of a Mississippi boat and the briefness of its life.