a watery grave

noun

literary
: death by drowning
She was rescued from a watery grave.

Examples of a watery grave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An island green encircled by a vast lake on all sides, but for a thin land bridge, the dreams of countless golfers fighting to clinch the PGA Tour’s flagship event – The Players Championship – have sunk into a watery grave alongside their ball. Jack Bantock, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 And how will companies monitor the effects of sending tons of seaweed to a watery grave? Saima May Sidik, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Jan. 2024 Pathos also deepens scenes involving incidental characters — an old woman mourning the loss of her husband; ad hoc pallbearers descending the aisle of the submerged fuselage, relinquishing the dead to a watery grave. Jordan Riefe, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 Nothing was to be saved from this test flight, with the spacecraft — if all had gone well — aiming for a watery grave in the Pacific near Hawaii. Marcia Dunn, ajc, 20 Apr. 2023

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“A watery grave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20watery%20grave. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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