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a burial place or receptacle for human remains

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a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

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Appropriately, his subsequent evocations of the room as a tomb also insist upon their vaporizing breath: "They stared at one another--glared rather--their quiet regular breathing vaporising faintly and steadily in the now tomblike air" (240); "Even while they were not talking their breaths in the tomblike air vaporised gently and quietly" (260); "in a sense there were four of them here in this tomblike room in Massachusetts in 1910" (268); "The room was indeed tomblike: a quality stale and static and moribund beyond any mere vivid and living cold" (275); "the two the four the two facing one another in the tomblike room" (276).
And like Ellen, Brent chooses to bury herself within the domestic space of her grandmother's home, formerly a womblike source of comfort and sustenance--now tomblike in its cold, dark constriction.
Today, it rests in pieces behind a tomblike warehouse in suburban Irvine.Blackbirds are the main audience for at least $3.8 million worth of work by Pop art eminences Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
Bowen's addictions are at once expected and exotic: The car careering through deserted countryside; the stylish couple going nowhere in a hurry; the womb-like, tomblike house strangled in voracious vegetation; the absent father; the motionless enchantress; the demonic child; the irresistible attraction of the death drive--these are the familiar leitmotifs of Bowen's fiction.
As they burrow deeper and deeper the air becomes hot, and stale, and thin, and if there's any place he doesn't want to be it is here, in the tomblike depths of the ship." (p162) The stress on the crew and Daniel builds.
Libraries are not necessarily tomblike anymore, ruled by people who shush all the time.
This solitary nighttime stalking through the darkened hallways, rooms, and landings of the empty, echoing, tomblike home becomes, in effect, a desperate "search for his other self ...
The two Harvard students are not simply participating in the story; the story is alive for them in some more integral way: "Four of them there, in that room in New Orleans in 1860, just as in a sense there were four of them here in this tomblike room in Massachusetts in 1910" (276).
With its tomblike silence and deserted aisles, Nexpo 2001 was both a symbol of an industry stunned by the collapse of advertising -- and an eerie portent of the stillness to come after the attacks of Sept.
With each mighty swing, there was a deafening sound, a constant cannonade echoing throughout the tomblike confines as Florida's Cliff Floyd swatted baseball after baseball with authority all over the field, many of which were Probably picked up on NASA's radar screen as they sailed into the empty seats.
Gradually exposed to light, the interior of the kiln appears tomblike. Beneath one side port a large jar sits bunked in ashes, seemingly the dust of centuries.
"The Gift of Words") inasmuch as, "when the Leader speaks, the silence in the trenches is tomblike, to the point that fear of the coming of the rainy season is postponed until the next silence" (ST, 24; "cuando el Lider habla del silencio sepulcral dentro de los socavones, al punto de que el temor por la llegada de las lluvias queda postergado hasta nuevo silencio" [AP, 31]).
Because Cowper makes the reader's body the site of address, thereby moving the monitory site from the grave to the reader herself, Cowper approaches the Romantic construction of personification, in which the speaker's self, in reciprocity with the reader's, becomes the site of a personhood conferred through poetry.(68) While the authorial self can be projected through apostrophe, as Culler has suggested in his last level of reading, the monitory vocative of this poem forces the reader to become a projected, tomblike site, doubled back on himself with a split consciousness.
Walking down the tomblike Rayburn Office Building corridor, I could almost hear the medieval cry, "Bring out your dead, bring out your dead." Even a week later, Democratic staffers are looking dazed.
"It starts off with huge lanscape, and gradully reduces, so the final scene is set in a minuscule, tomblike space.