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a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

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"I say orgies, not because it's the common term, because it ain't -- obsequies bein' the common term -- but because orgies is the right term.
The Delawares who knew by these symptoms that the mind of their friend was not prepared for so mighty an effort of fortitude, relaxed in their attention; and, with an innate delicacy, seemed to bestow all their thoughts on the obsequies of the stranger maiden.
I had been sent ashore that morning, and saw a good deal of the preparations they were making for his obsequies. The body, neatly wrapped in a new white tappa, was laid out in an open shed of cocoanut boughs, upon a bier constructed of elastic bamboos ingeniously twisted together.
An almost superstitious regard, arising perhaps from the customs of the Indians, whose war was with the dead as well as the living, was paid by the frontier inhabitants to the rites of sepulture; and there are many instances of the sacrifice of life in the attempt to bury those who had fallen by the "sword of the wilderness." Reuben, therefore, felt the full importance of the promise which he most solemnly made to return and perform Roger Malvin's obsequies. It was remarkable that the latter, speaking his whole heart in his parting words, no longer endeavored to persuade the youth that even the speediest succor might avail to the preservation of his life.
The piece of roast beef, laid out in the likeness of funereal baked meats for Stevie's obsequies, offered itself largely to his notice.
These external manifestations of joy at any good news sometimes proceeded to very great lengths thus, on the death, of Charles the Bold, to the point of vowing silver balustrades to Saint Martin of Tours; on his advent to the throne, so far as forgetting to order his father's obsequies.
Two provincial ministers did go to supervise the obsequies, but Kanak was dead.
That the distinction is so clearly linked in the Babadkraton account with obsequies for the dead king also suggests a specifically religious--that is to say, Islamic--setting for the concept.
The titles of the eight chronological chapters that follow the introduction trace the general outline of the history of these obsequies, from the public royal funeral processions of chapter one ("Heraldic Heyday: From Elizabeth I to the Duke of Rothes [1603-1681]") to the public state and private royal funerals of chapter five ("Public Heroes and Private Royals: From Pitt the Elder and Lord Nelson to Queen Adelaide [1778/1806-1849]").
Peter's Square during the obsequies for Pope John Paul II--a man who participated in covering up for his abusive employees.
She wishes to give her lover a worthier burial place; she cannot transport his whole body elsewhere; therefore, she decides to sever his head, take it with her, and bury it in order to give Lorenzo more fitting obsequies. Considering that, not only on a symbolic level but on a legal one, a person lays where his head is buried, for Lisabetta to wash her lover's head with her tears is tantamount to the ritual washing of the dead body; the bel drappo she wraps his head in is a shroud; and the pot of basil is Lorenzo's grave.
That image of her belated visit - encircled by protective officers, unable, unwilling, fearing to meet survivors - will flash up time and again in her political obsequies. She who once said she'd make the Conservatives the "workers' party" dared not meet one ordinary person in her hermetically sealed election campaign of doom.
Conducts their obsequies among the mesh Of booby-traps, the buried maze of mines?
The civil character of the obsequies has aroused no popular protest.
'Live to keep house' is the dirge with which pride too often sings the obsequies of both soul & body."