Obsequies is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of obsequies, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - Funeral rites.
EXAMPLES - Obsequies in a Sentence
- And now we must sorrowfully assist at his obsequies. (source)
- The great obsequies were performed on April 22 and 23. (source)
- When, exactly, did showbiz take over everything, even obsequies? (source)
- A tidal wave of epitaphs, eulogies and obsequies of Tony Blair is upon us. (source)
- One doesn't want the occasion sullied by the obsequies for a senile racist buffoon. (source)
- The obsequies will be at the graveside, and parking at the cemetery will be chaotic! (source)
- For the obsequies, a precedent had been set, almost a Kenyan version of a Viking burial. (source)
- This Requiem was published in 1625, but it is not known for whose obsequies it was written. (source)
- For a long time now, indeed, he had been the only one of the family at all interested in obsequies. (source)
- Time after time, we've heard drivel and weak obsequies from the gathered reporters and pundits after a major Bush speech. (source)
- Black plumes shall crown your funerary horses, the bishop will pronounce the obsequies and my tears shall moisten your vault. (source)
- Therefore Julia's obsequies would be splendid, and Rome could do her long overdue mourning for the Marii by attending Julia's rites. (source)
- But though they embraced not this practice of burning, yet entertained they many ceremonies agreeable unto Greek and Roman obsequies. (source)
- What Levin has written is a diverting meta-thriller implying he is delivering the final obsequies over a once-flourishing but exhausted genre. (source)
- His brief inaugural address was filled with obsequies to his ailing brother Fidel, along with promises to consult him about important decisions. (source)
- While with rich flames, and hired tears, they solemnized their obsequies, and in the most lamented monuments made one part of their inscriptions. (source)
- For (not to derive the same from Hercules) noble descriptions there are hereof in the Grecian funerals of Homer, in the formal obsequies of Patroclus and (source)
- Off he went, leaving Valeria Messala to look at a future vastly different from the one she had contemplated would be hers after Sulla's obsequies were over. (source)
- The funeral services were held on the 20th of February, and his obsequies were the largest Washington had ever seen, except those of the late Abraham Lincoln. (source)
- But now and here will I say this, that when we have done the obsequies of our dear fellow, it were good that we follow up the battle so valiantly begun by him. (source)
- With so many dead on the mountain, and the days already warming as spring began to turn to summer, the abbot could not risk waiting even a single day to begin the obsequies. (source)
- Nor were only many customs questionable in order to their obsequies, but also sundry practices, fictions, and conceptions, discordant or obscure, of their state and future beings. (source)
- Finally, he requested directions for his motions, since the necessary delay occupied by the obsequies of a person of such eminent rank must detain him at Aix till he should receive them. (source)
- Though these have been hasty obsequies, and no priest has blessed the work, there will not be the less peace with thee thereafter, for having laid his bones beside those of his little children. (source)
- Palliser, with the cousins, had gone to Gatherum, whither also had been sent all that remained of the late Duke, in order that fitting funeral obsequies might be celebrated over the great family vault. (source)
- Suffer not these licensing prohibitions to stand at every place of opportunity, forbidding and disturbing them that continue seeking, that continue to do our obsequies to the torn body of our martyred saint. (source)
- Tarmey admits in his recently published memoirs, Jack Duckworth and Me, that he cried real tears while filming Vera's funeral after Dawn's departure and the same will surely have been true of his character's obsequies. (source)
- Which had been great assets for an undertaker, that self-effacing person who conscientiously cares for the beloved dead, organizes and supervises their obsequies, and leaves not a trace of himself behind to mar the last memories. (source)
- In the wake of all the fluvial funereal obsequies that the media attached to Ronald Reagan's earthly departure, I felt obliged to remark that he had been the most overrated president in American history and the second most ignorant. (source)
- Unsummoned by the deep and solemn toll of the bell, the little group of friends assembled round the grave of the deceased, and after seeing the coffin committed to the dust, they with merely a simple bow departed; for that was the only obsequies performed over the dead. (source)
- The funeral obsequies being over, the same flotilla which had proceeded in solemn and sad array down the lake prepared to return with displayed banners, and every demonstration of mirth and joy; for there was but brief time to celebrate festivals when the awful conflict betwixt the Clan (source)
- The poor gentleman was honorably interred; but the greatest triumph in his obsequies was the tears and cries of that poor demoiselle, who as openly displayed her feelings after his death as she had concealed them during his life, as if she would make amends for the wrong she had done him. (source)
- One of the reasons Death of a President seemed so questionable was that real footage was redeployed with what might be taken as gloating coldness: news clips of the first lady and Dick Cheney in dark clothes at the funerals of Presidents Reagan and Ford was presented as their attendance at the state obsequies of Bush. (source)
- Having performed these obsequies with the most pious punctuality, he examined the will, to which there was no addition since it had first been executed, adjusted the payment of all the legacies, and, being sole executor, took an account of the estate to which he had succeeded, which, after all deductions, amounted to thirty thousand pounds. (source)
- Yet the presence of every other Head of State or Head of Government at the signing of the EU Constitution demonstrates beyond a peradventure that his shilly-shallying over attending the obsequies has earned him contempt on all sides and shown up not only his personal character flaws once more in stark relief but also a major misjudgement on his part. (source)
- A small fire sufficeth for life, great flames seemed too little after death, while men vainly affected precious pyres, and to burn like Sardanapalus; but the wisdom of funeral laws found the folly of prodigal blazes and reduced undoing fires unto the rule of sober obsequies, wherein few could be so mean as not to provide wood, pitch, a mourner, and an urn. (source)
- Christians abhorred this way of obsequies, and though they sticked not to give their bodies to be burnt in their lives, detested that mode after death: affecting rather a depositure than absumption, and properly submitting unto the sentence of God, to return not unto ashes but unto dust again, and conformable unto the practice of the patriarchs, the interment of our Saviour, of Peter, (source)
- Supposing you never studied a contrary theory called "the risky shift", and can jettison all thoughts of tulip mania and the South Sea Bubble, not forgetting more recent memories of Princess Diana's obsequies, online bullying, Jedward and destructive Twitter mobs, Surowiecki's is an appealing proposal, nicely demonstrated by new pressure groups such as 38 Degrees, and indeed by Twitter, when the crowd is being witty, kind and constructive. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "obsequies" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 3 synonyms for obsequies.
ceremony, funeral, service
We have 0 antonyms for obsequies.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of obsequies from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Funeral rites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun-plural) See obsequy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Plural of obsequy.