Examples of crypt in a Sentence
the old church's crypt is the final resting place for the president and his beloved wife
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In 1986, 200 years after his death, a bronze plaque was placed at his crypt honoring his deeds in the American Revolution.
In the Capulet crypt, Romeo stabs himself instead of taking poison.
The photo appears to show Snow in the crypts of Winterfell, where his mother Lyanna is buried.
In a ceremony in 1998 attended by Russian president Boris Yeltsin and 50 or so Romanov relatives, the remains were reburied in the family crypt in St. Petersburg.
Some of these crypts are sleek 1980s blocks of granite with glass doors.
The Grahams could easily improve their gloomy mood by investing in some hundred-watt light bulbs, but no: this is horror, and therefore the dinner table must be illuminated as dimly as a crypt.
Willie Lincoln's casket was removed from his Washington, D.C. crypt and placed on the Lincoln funeral train for entombment.
The lowest-price accommodations would mean a single crypt that faces the hedge.
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Did You Know?
Hidden under the main floor of a great church is often a large room, often with a tomb as its centerpiece. Many major European churches were built over the remains of a saint—the Vatican's great St. Peter's Basilica is an example—and instead of having the coffin buried, it was often given its spacious room below ground level. In a large aboveground tomb, or mausoleum, there may be several small chambers for individual coffins, also called crypts; when the comic book Tales from the Crypt made its first appearance in 1950, it was this meaning that the authors were referring to.
Origin and Etymology of crypt
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Definition of crypt for English Language Learners
: a room under a church in which people are buried after they have died
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