Examples of epitaph in a Sentence
The epitaph reads “In loving memory of John Gray: husband, father, soldier.”
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In effect the film becomes his own epitaph and tombstone.
Kennedy’s words at the conclusion of the Obergefell opinion deserve to be his judicial epitaph.
Thanks to fans like Schaap, the epitaph holds true for fans like me.
Read Bob Woodward's epitaph for that office from June of that year.
Regardless, when the epitaph is finally written on this Pelicans' campaign, it will be known as the season of redemption for Dell Demps.
What’s more, Microsoft said revenue for the segment that includes Windows, an aging franchise whose epitaph has been regularly written, is expected to grow about 13% in the current quarter.
If this sounds like an epitaph one game too soon, well, you’re right.
And a mosaic near the entrance to the law school today includes one of his axioms, which is also an epitaph.
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An inscription on a tomb is an epitaph, as is, by extension, anything written as if to be inscribed on a tomb. Probably the earliest surviving epitaphs are those written on ancient Egyptian sarcophagi and coffins. In Elizabethan times, epitaphs became much more common in English. Many of the best known are literary memorials (often deliberately witty) not intended for a tomb. Benjamin Franklin’s epitaph for himself plays on his trade as a printer, hoping that he will “appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author.” The 20th-century writer and wit Dorothy Parker’s suggested epitaphs include “I told you I was sick” and “If you can read this, you’re standing too close.”
Origin and Etymology of epitaph
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Definition of epitaph for English Language Learners
: something written or said in memory of a dead person; especially : words written on a gravestone
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