the Grim Reaper


: death thought of as a man or skeleton holding a scythe and wearing a dark cloak with a hood
a visit from the Grim Reaper

Examples of the Grim Reaper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This early landmark of Swedish cinema was one of Ingmar Bergman’s favorite movies, and the influence is obvious in eerie scenes where a ghostly driver dressed like the Grim Reaper roams the countryside searching for souls. Katie Rife,, 12 Mar. 2024 Being the Grim Reaper has sudden highs and lows, for all of you, of course. Alicia Vrajlal,, 24 Oct. 2023 Tim walked in and just looked at me like the Grim Reaper had arrived. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 The main theme included representations of death with human attributes, such as the Grim Reaper. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 For example, one cartoon showed the Grim Reaper and an IRS tax man crouched at the starting line of a race. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 In August, at the start of the school year, Yale’s incoming freshmen were welcomed with daily parties, sunny counsel from deans and advisers, colorful flyers describing clubs and activities, and a more ominous handout: a leaflet decorated with an image of the Grim Reaper. Nicholas Dawidoff, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023 There’s also a butler (Paul Rhys), who superintends the household with all the warmth of the Grim Reaper. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023 In another promo, the show hints that the Grim Reaper could be a Grammy winner. Alicia Vrajlal,, 24 Oct. 2023

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“The Grim Reaper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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