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sepulture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sepulture a chamber that is used as a grave
    • n sepulture the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sepulture A sepulcher; a grave; a place of burial. "Drunkeness that is the horrible sepulture of man's reason."
    • Sepulture The act of depositing the dead body of a human being in the grave; burial; interment. "Where we may royal sepulture prepare."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sepulture Burial; interment; the act of depositing the dead body of a human being in a burial-place.
    • n sepulture Grave; burial-place; sepulcher; tomb.
    • sepulture To bury; entomb; sepulcher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sepulture act of burying the dead: interment: burial
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sépulture, L. sepultura, fr. sepelire, sepultum, to bury
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sepulchrumsepelīre, sepultum, to bury.

Usage

In literature:

They too are floating tombs, in them too, Life, Love and Thought lie sepultured like seeds.
"The Masque of the Elements" by Herman Scheffauer
The old church became a place of sepulture for the English kings, where a long line of them now repose.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
The place is commonly used for tombs and places of sepulture for the dead.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
Also this yere the kyng chose his sepulture at Westmynstre.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
This burial-place did not appear to have ever been inclosed, nor had it been used for the purpose of sepulture for nearly one century.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
This subterranean mode of sepulture is undoubtedly of Egyptian origin.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The Echeloots in their mode of sepulture, differ much from the generality of North American Indians.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
He was on the point of embarking, when he found on the shore the corpse of an unknown person, as yet without sepulture.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
They almost always give to the ashes of the Lamas a sepulture of this description.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
I must return at once to Calnogor, and take charge of the body for honorable sepulture.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
He had been dragged into a cave, he decided, a favourite place of sepulture for natives of rank.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
With regard to caves of sepulture, the same remark may be made as with regard to the caves of residence.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
In both there was the same disregard of sepulture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Of the new place of sepulture, however, there is no question.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
It may be wrapped in its shroud, it will burst the stones of its sepulture.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
Land on a small island, which is a place of sepulture.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
But what importeth it to us if our bodies lack sepulture?
"The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea" by Gomes Eannes de Azurara
At their death, it was placed in their fragile little coffin, to watch over their sepulture.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
Such a place of sepulture well befitted such a man.
"Sermons" by J. B. Lightfoot
Any lot or lots in a cemetery held for the purpose of sepulture.
"How to Collect a Doctor Bill" by Frank P. Davis
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In poetry:

And when I'm done,
I'd have no son
Pounce on these treasures like a vulture;
Nay, give them half
My epitaph,
And let them share in my sepulture.
"De Amicitiis" by Eugene Field
V was a vigorous Vulture,
Who taught animals physical culture;
When a pupil dropped dead,
The kind teacher said,
"You needn't consider sepulture."
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
And those denied a sepulture
In that most dismal spot,
Gibbered and flew, a ghastly crew,
Incensed with rage, that grew and grew,
Against Iscariot.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
O pale equivocal hour, whose suppliant feet
Haunt the mute reaches of the sleeping wind,
Art thou a watcher stealing to entreat
Prayer and sepulture for thy fallen kind?
"Moonrise Over Tyringham" by Edith Wharton
Once more Lake Como's storied isle
Reveals the Roman past!
Again a stone of classic style
The spade hath upward cast;
How can such relics thus endure
Two thousand years of sepulture?
"Delio Patri" by John Lawson Stoddard
Young Knight, the lists are set to-day!
Hereafter shall be time to pray
In sepulture, with hands of stone.
Ride, then! outride the bugle blown! And gaily dinging down the van,
Charge with a cheer--"Set on! Set on! Virtue is that becrowns a Man!"
"Envoy" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

In news:

Jesus never said a word about homosexuality, and of all the hypocrites he called such as "white-washed sepultures," he never named any GLBTQs.
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