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Word: obituary

Definition: death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.


Sentences Containing 'obituary'

Do you suppose that that poor fellow there, who this moment perhaps caught by the whale-line off the coast of New Guinea, is being carried down to the bottom of the sea by the sounding leviathan--do you suppose that that poor fellow's name will appear in the newspaper obituary you will read to-morrow at your breakfast?

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