burial ground


: an area of land where dead people have been buried
an ancient burial ground

Examples of burial ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Betts’ original cut opened on an establishing shot of a tree in a grassy field, which is later revealed to be an unmarked burial ground for America’s enslaved Africans. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 This beautiful cay gets its name from its past as an age-old Protestant burial ground. Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 The museum also holds the remains of five enslaved Black people that were removed from a New York burial ground during a road construction project in the early 1900s, the letter said. Justin Gamble, CNN, 19 Oct. 2023 Jane Newell, the city of Anaheim’s local history curator, couldn’t verify a Native American village, let alone a burial ground, under the stadium when interviewed by Dufresne. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 It is believed to have once been a pagan burial ground and is now supposedly haunted by more than 20 spirits, including several children and a monk. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2023 According to Dan, the house sat on the site of a sacred Lenape burial ground. Martha McPhee, Vogue, 8 Sep. 2023 Other bodies had been mutilated beyond recognition Following an anonymous tip, the remains of 27 people – their bodies hacked into pieces – were found in a clandestine burial ground in Reynosa, Mexico, just four miles south of the border earlier this month. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 20 July 2023 Construction began on Angel Stadium in Anaheim in 1964 with Mickey Mouse presiding,* smack-dab in a cornfield that may or may not have been a Native American burial ground. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Burial ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burial%20ground. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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