Examples of epitaph in a Sentence
The epitaph reads “In loving memory of John Gray: husband, father, soldier.”
Recent Examples of epitaph from the Web
Those words may eventually be seen as the epitaph for the Trump presidency.
Near the film’s end, a different interviewer asks the singer to essentially write his own epitaph.
My role as the last surviving detective grants me the prerogatives of rank and the duty to ascribe epitaph.
Maybe that should be my epitaph: GET ME OUT OF HERE.
But when the epitaph of season is written, the bullpen should have a starring role.
An early epitaph on the Trump era was offered this month by the former chief strategist at the White House, Stephen Bannon.
But one sailor, contacted via social media, offered what may endure as an epitaph for the accident.
In addition, the many graceful epitaphs are reminders of a more eloquent and devout age.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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