the deceased


: a dead person or dead people
a relative of the deceased
Three of the deceased are being buried today.

Examples of the deceased in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Matthews Police Department identified the deceased female as Olivia Bruce in a Facebook update. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Update: Police have identified the deceased as Prophet Thompson, 23. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 Tarrant County in-custody death reports for seven additional natural deaths in 2020 do not mention whether the deceased was receiving medication before or during their stay at the jail. Nichole Manna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 May 2024 The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office will release the deceased’s identity after it is confirmed and his next of kin is notified. Caelyn Pender, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 Mexican authorities have not yet positively identified the deceased. Alexandra Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2024 Authorities on Tuesday identified the deceased suspect in the killing of four law enforcement officers who were shot trying to serve him with a warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina. Deon J. Hampton, NBC News, 30 Apr. 2024 How the citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina try to help For the families of the deceased, there is often no closure. Ingrid Gercama, NPR, 27 Apr. 2024 The incident is under investigation, the Marine Corps said in a statement, and the name of the deceased will not be released until at least 24 hours after next of kin are notified. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2024

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“The deceased.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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