lay (someone) to rest

idiom

: to bury (someone who has died)
usually used as (be) laid to rest
She was laid to rest in the church's graveyard.

Examples of lay (someone) to rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when Doc died on Sept. 10, 2021, at age 26, unlike Smith, there was no cemetery to lay to rest the 1,200-pound animal who devoted 11 years of service to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Mounted Division. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 29 Apr. 2024 The finale should finally lay to rest speculation that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who have a lucrative production deal with Netflix, were able to wield influence over the Emmy-winning series. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2023 The following afternoon, in the southern town of Kounine, hundreds of mourners gathered in the martyrs’ section of the hilltop cemetery to lay to rest one of five Hezbollah fighters who had been killed the previous day. Rania Abouzeid, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2023 Elvis Presley and several of his relatives lay to rest at Graceland. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2023 The supervisor’s failure to follow directions meant that Lionell would at last receive small pieces of his sisters to lay to rest. Bronwen Dickey, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2022 The determination to lay to rest any whiff of appeasement of the indiscriminate aggression by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, which has already taken tens of thousands of lives, appeared paramount. New York Times, 16 June 2022 The decisions of voters like Mr. Mohler, discernible in surveys and voiced in interviews, did not necessarily lay to rest concerns about the ability of the election system to withstand the new pressures unleashed upon it by Mr. Trump. Blake Hounshell, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2022 As Lod braced for more unrest on Wednesday, Arafat Ismail prepared to lay to rest his brother-in-law, Khalil Awaad, and 16-year-old niece, Nadine Awaad. Washington Post, 12 May 2021

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“Lay (someone) to rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20%28someone%29%20to%20rest. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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