mortal remains

plural noun

: the dead body of a person

Examples of mortal remains in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Out of the 23 missing soldiers, one was rescued while mortal remains of eight brave soldiers were recovered. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 7 Oct. 2023 To prevent those traditions from stoking a revival of Christianity, executioners often tried to find methods that would leave as few mortal remains of the martyrs as possible. Itxu Díaz, National Review, 7 Apr. 2023 The first launch of United Launch Alliance’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket is now targeting early May to send a private moon lander, some Jeff Bezos satellites and the mortal remains of Lt. Uhura, Bones and Scotty into space. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Feb. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'mortal remains.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near mortal remains

Cite this Entry

“Mortal remains.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!