grave·side | \ˈgrāv-ˌsīd \

Definition of graveside 

: the area beside a grave at graveside

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The leader of the prayer recited el mal’eh rachamim, a Hebrew blessing usually reserved for graveside burials or memorial services, including Holocaust remembrances. Emanuella Grinberg, Smithsonian, "When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees," 11 July 2018 The family is set to attend a private graveside service in Augusta on Monday. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, "Beth Farokhi, prominent Georgia educator and Democrat, dies at 70," 24 June 2018 Like the quarrel at a graveside in Mount Moriah cemetery in 1917, where two men argued. Mike Newall,, "Locked away in a closet, Philly's historical homicide files tell the story of a young, cruel city | Mike Newall," 22 June 2018 But as the Connecticut state senator rode Amtrak back from a graveside tribute in Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday — along the same track’s that once carried RFK’s funeral train — he wasn’t consumed by loss. Neil Vigdor,, "Robert F. Kennedy Nephew On 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination: 'Bobby's Work Goes On'," 6 June 2018 Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard., "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/8," 8 May 2018 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at West Hartland Cemetery, corner of Center St. and West St., on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11AM., "Daniel A. Nelson," 17 June 2018 At the funeral scene, for instance, Connolly makes an homage to The Godfather — a priest speaks at the graveside while men in dark suits nod and whisper and secretly plot to kill a rival boss. Gary Thompson,, "'Gotti': John Travolta's new one will remind you of other, better mob movies," 14 June 2018 Service will follow at 11 at the funeral home chapel, with a graveside service thereafter at Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/5," 5 June 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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