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Word: funereal

Definition: sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral


Sentences Containing 'funereal'

A second hearse, decked with the same funereal pomp, was brought to M. de Villefort's door, and the coffin removed into it from the post wagon.
Funeral services held during Bright Week have a special rite, consisting entirely of joyous Paschal hymns and only the litanies are funereal. Parakleses (Molebens) during Pascha are likewise served according to a special rite, with the canon of Pascha.
It has an unspeakable, wild, Hindoo odor about it, such as may lurk in the vicinity of funereal pyres.
It was a large, dark room, furnished in a funereal manner with black horsehair, and loaded with heavy dark tables.
Li Linfu's casket was split open, and three of the funereal honors—the pearl in his mouth, the purple robe of chancellorship, and the golden fish to show rank—were stripped, and he was instead buried with ceremony fit for a mere commoner, in a small casket.
The Parisians, always curious, always affected by funereal display, looked on with religious silence while the splendid procession accompanied to their last abode two of the number of the old aristocracy the greatest protectors of commerce and sincere devotees to their principles.

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