Examples of monument in a Sentence
They have erected a monument in his honor.
the Quakers disapproved of monuments, regarding them as idolatrous, so thousands of Nantucketers spend their eternal rest in complete anonymity
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According the mayor's office, about $2.1 million was spent to bring down the monuments, with most of the money going toward security after contractors and city workers received threats.
There has also been something of a campaign against India’s most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, which was built by a Muslim emperor nearly 370 years ago in memory of his deceased wife.
The entrance to the monument, which has a retaining wall made of quartz cobblestones, is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice.
Currently people on foot have to cross three or four traffic lanes to get to the monument, and walking from one side of the intersection to the other requires crossing the street up to four times.
Earlier this year, amid a larger national debate about Confederate monuments, a push to remove a statue memorializing 19th-century gynecologist J. Marion Sims from its location in Central Park made headlines.
American Legion Post 60 also has a monument there; representatives from those groups were in attendance Saturday.
The Trump administration’s efforts to reduce or revise national monument areas include a proposal to allow continued commercial fishing in the first U.S. Atlantic Ocean marine monument, which lies about 150 miles off New England’s coast.
The stone formation —a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about an hour and a half outside of London — creates a sight line toward the winter solstice sunset.
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- “That is a monument to the foolishness of love.”
- —Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
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