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sepulchral

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
    • adj sepulchral suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial "funereal gloom","hollow sepulchral tones"
    • adj sepulchral gruesomely indicative of death or the dead "a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones","ghastly shrieks","the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs"
    • adj sepulchral of or relating to a sepulchre "sepulchral inscriptions","sepulchral monuments in churches"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sepulchral Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral inscription.
    • Sepulchral Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of sound, especially of the voice. "This exaggerated dulling of the voice . . . giving what is commonly called a sepulchral tone."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sepulchral Of or pertaining to a sepulcher or tomb; connected with burial or the grave; erected on a grave or to the memory of the dead: as, a sepulchral stone or statue.
    • sepulchral Suggestive of a sepulcher or tomb.
    • sepulchral Gloomy; funereal; solemn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sepulchral pertaining to a sepulchre, or to monuments erected for the dead:
    • adj Sepulchral (fig.) deep, hollow in tone
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sepulcralis,: cf. F. sépulcral,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sepulchrumsepelīre, sepultum, to bury.

Usage

In literature:

Monuments and temples, sepulchred stones and pyramids, rise up to declare the antiquity of the Negro races.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
One of the grandest of their sepulchral monuments was placed beside one of the most frequented of their circuses.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
Just as he got on the roof of the prison, St. Sepulchre's clock struck eight.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
It was not the shudder of sinking into the sepulchre alone.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
Caguan was a little church, a little vine-covered inn, a dozen one-story adobe houses shining in the moonlight like whitewashed sepulchres.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
Carry my sword in person or by proxy to Jerusalem, and lay it on the altar of the Holy Sepulchre.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
No man knoweth my sepulchre unto this day.
"A Life of St. John for the Young" by George Ludington Weed
It may be that other kings of the earliest period also had second sepulchres elsewhere.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
We rarely find at Medum finished and occupied sepulchres except that of individuals who had died before or shortly after Snofrui.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The river, to him, was but the fair sewer to this sculptured sepulchre.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
He was dead, and hidden in the Sepulchre.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
A priest Anchises' sepulchre attends, A grove's far sacred shade his hallowed dust defends.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
When Patrick was praying at the cross, "This is a sepulchre," said Patrick; "who was buried here?
"The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick" by Various
It was past midnight when they reached the Campo and broke the marble sepulchre asunder.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Perhaps the first Egyptian art arose through religious observance, and certainly the first known to us was sepulchral.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
It is these domestic details that render also the sepulchres of Thebes so interesting.
"Sketches The Carrier Pigeon, The Consul's Daughter, Walstein--Or A Cure For Melancholy, The Court Of Egypt, The Valley Of Thebes, Egyptian Thebes, Shoubra Eden And Lebanon, A Syrian Sketch, The Bosphorus, An Interview With A Great Turk, Munich, The Spirit Of Whiggism" by Benjamin Disraeli
In the year 1240 Waldevus's place of sepulchre was again opened, but his remains were then decayed.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
On alighting he uttered a low, hollow chuck suggestive of the sepulchral.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Leaving home and sepulchre behind, she hastens outside the groves of palm at its gate.
"Memories of Bethany" by John Ross Macduff
Here's a family sepulchre.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

I think before His great white throne,
His throne of spotless light,
That whited sepulchres shall wear
The hue of endless night.
"A Double Standard" by Frances Ellen Watkins
All the flames are dead and sped now
And my heart is cold and sere;
Behold this book, the urn of ashes,
Tis my true love's sepulchre.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound
Lo, here among the rest you sleep,
As though no difference were
'Twixt them and you, more wide, more deep,
Than such as fondness loves to keep
Round each lone sepulchre.
"At Her Grave" by Alfred Austin
They cannot die—whose being here
Is by its worth immortal made;
They cannot die:
Though the time-wasted sepulchre
In which their vestiges are laid
Crumbled in dust may lie.
"They are risen" by John Bowring
When last came Sorrow, around barn and byre
Wind—carven snow, the Year's white sepulchre, lay.
``Come in,'' I said, ``and warm you by the fire.''
And there she sits, and never goes away.
"Sorrow’s Importunity" by Alfred Austin
O could our art, or our desire,
Make mortal man immortal here,
And kindle an eternal fire
From life's vain sparks of hope and fear;
How soon the restless soul would tire,
And envy death its sepulchre!
"Death a Blessing" by John Bowring

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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