sepulchre

Definitions

  • the Sepulchral Chamber in The Pyramid of Unas, And his Sarcophaous
    the Sepulchral Chamber in The Pyramid of Unas, And his Sarcophaous
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sepulchre a chamber that is used as a grave
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sepulchre The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a tomb. "The stony entrance of this sepulcher .""The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher ."
    • v. t Sepulchre To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered . "And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie
      That kings for such a tomb would wish to die."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sepulchre See sepulcher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sepulchre sep′ul-kėr a place of burial: tomb: a burial vault: a recess in some early churches in which the reserved sacrament, &c., were laid from Good Friday till Easter
    • v.t Sepulchre (Milt.) to place in a sepulchre: to bury or entomb
    • v.t Sepulchre to entomb
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. sépulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum, sepulchrum, fr. sepelire, to bury

Usage

In literature:

And others said, That he raised up Lazarus from the sepulchre, when he had been dead four days.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
Sepulchre (watching of), 318.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
Sepulchre, watching the, 270.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
The sepulchre was carefully watched.
"Exposition of the Apostles Creed" by James Dodds
Such was Spielberg, 'a sepulchre without the peace of the dead.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
The pyramid, properly speaking, contained only the passages and sepulchral vault.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
There are two sepulchral monuments in Ravenna which cannot be passed over unnoticed.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
This was the sepulchre of King David.
"The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela" by Benjamin of Tudela
This tact lends some support to W. Simpson's theory that the Hindoo temple is derived from a sepulchral structure.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
Only the melancholy murmur of the wind ascended from that sepulchre of centuries.
"John L. Stoddard's Lectures, Vol. 10 (of 10)" by John L. Stoddard
The Isle of Man possesses a fine sepulchral monument on Meayll Hill.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
The sepulchral intention of the construction is unquestionable.
"Ancient Egypt" by George Rawlinson
Mr. Roby was perfectly acquainted with the constitution of his son; Mr. Roby must go to the Holy Sepulchre.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
And the clearly uttered, sepulchral words made it all real enough.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
A sepulchral silence hung heavy over everything.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
Then, after some time we perceived ourselves to be near Umm Kais, by the sarcophagi, the sepulchres, and ruts of chariot-wheels upon the rocks.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
And were not some of them military or sepulchral works?
"Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1" by James Y. Simpson
Dissuaded from that course, he nevertheless wore his crown publicly in the church of the Sepulchre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
I went into several small churches to see the sepulchres.
"The Spirit of Rome" by Vernon Lee
A few seem to have been expressly for sepulchral purposes.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
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In poetry:

I HAVE seen the world. Was it fair?
Ay. Fair and foul combined.
About the sepulchre
The roses twined.
"A Song Of Life" by Ethel Clifford
Since ye may not, of your mercy,
Ere I lie on such a hearse,
Hurl me to the living jackals
God hath built for sepulchres.
"The Desecraters" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Come melancholy Moralizer—come!
Gather with me the dark and wintry wreath;
With me engarland now
The SEPULCHRE OF TIME!
"Ode Written On The First Of January" by Robert Southey
Then the torrents of the North,
And the forest pines were still,
While a hollow chant came forth
From the dark sepulchral hill.
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
"This same Sir Guyon, erst so brave,
In fight, who ever led the van,
Soon as the Sepulchre he saw,
Grew pale and trembled then ?
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman
SOBBING against the mountain walls —
Like some long dirge that flows and falls
And fails not from the night
On to the night — a whole world's grave,
Slow ebbed the vast sepulchral wave,
Beneath the lonely height.
"The Bird Of Grace" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Threatens Temporary Closure Over Jerusalem Water Bill.
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre bank account blocked over water bill dispute.
Blessed Offal Seasons in Sepulchral Depths Blessed Offal.
Holy Sepulchre bank account blocked for water bill.
Christian clergymen hold candles inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, Nov 2, 2012.
Particular emphasis is placed on the early Church 's faithful witness to the authenticity of the Holy Sepulchre.
5, 2012: Catholic clergy attends the Washing of the Feet ceremony during the Easter Holy Week inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City.
AP Catholic clergy attend a procession during Holy Saturday inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, Saturday.
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In science:

RS Mackay and JA Sepulchre. Effective Hamiltonian for travelling discrete breathers. J.
Stationary and moving breathers in a simplified model of curved alpha--helix proteins
Journ´ee, M., Nesterov, Y., Richt´arik, P. and Sepulchre, R. (2010).
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
Sepulchre for suggesting this reformulation.) We pointed out that the induced L2 gain γ∞ is upper bounded by the secant gain γs .
A notion of passivity gain and a generalization of the "secant condition" for stability
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