sepulchral


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gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

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suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial

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And just as the Don succumbs to his dinner guest's sepulchral power, an open-eared listener is well apt to bend to the cumulative impact of Currentzis's dynamic Don.--Patrick Dillon
Their first foray into poetry is an apt and welcome one; as Voller's selections make clear, graveyard poetry--for all of its pious melancholy, its sepulchral excursions, and its lively imaginings of the dead amongst "hooting owls, and cawing rooks" (10)--is an important literary foundation for the Gothic tradition.
Cheek-by-jowl with Ed's stories of fan dancers, roadhouse brawls, and midnight poker games with sepulchral coffin salesmen were his discoveries of the transcendent in the routine.
In their hometown's historic Hotel D'Angleterre, the firm produced a champagne bar, Balthazar, of almost sepulchral reserve, all dark wooden finishes and marble and glass accents; at Restaurant Kul, an American-style grill from a pair of Danish Michelin favorites, they created a study in bronze, black, and grey.
Ideal for bankers, sepulchral financial whispers and the muted echo of receding footsteps down long corridors that are home to solemn paintings and rich murals decorating their walls.
Ei lyfr Gresham, C, A., 1968, Medieval Stone Carvings in North Wales, Sepulchral Slabs and Effigies of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries yw'r 'gwerslyfr',' ond dydi Gresham ddim yn gallu cadarnhau mai corffddelw Elizabeth Ferres sydd yn Eglwys Caerwys.
In Karasek's novel there is an abundance of "gothic" trimmings (e.g., a gloomy mansion, sepulchral churches, dimly illuminated catafalques and paintings of saints, dismal rainy streets, a generally cloistered atmosphere) that originated as literary tropes of the "gothic" strain of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century.
Sepulchral buildings all around me pierced through the veiled, black night.
You're not there to enjoy yourself, to feel uplifted as you chomp your burger, (as many seem to do), but to remember what those 54,896 names inscribed into the vast sepulchral arch which surrounds you actually mean.
But it is the emotive affect of the viewing experience which is particularly extraordinary--it is as if one is standing above and inside simultaneously, both gazing into the vacant sepulchral space and being inside it.
The poems are amatory, satirical, humorous, dedicatory, hortatory, sepulchral, and declamatory.
The title alone of "No Man's Land" is enough to give you chills, referring as it does to some sepulchral place or state of existence "which never moves, which never changes, which never grows older, but which remains forever icy and silent." The hint of that blasted heath in "Waiting for Godot" is uncanny.
After several seconds of sepulchral silence, the crowd rose.
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF: Ceremony | SWEDISH singer Anna von Hausswolff's second album, striking for its use of a church organ at its core, opens with the sepulchral Epitaph Of Theodor before making its mission statement in the eightminute, symphonic pall of Deathbed.