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Examples of undertaker in a Sentence
the undertaker wore black clothes and a solemn expression
Recent Examples of undertaker from the Web
His brain will already be shook, his money will already be took, and his name will already be in the undertaker’s book.
George Harrison is dressed as a gravedigger, Ringo Starr as an undertaker.
But to undertake space travel, the undertakers have to acknowledge those possibilities and mitigate the risks.
The left will say that ending the government’s undertaker fee is a payout for the children of Bill Gates, but anyone with real money knows to hide wealth in trusts or foundations.
Then, the family, an artist or the undertaker collected the bones and began to paint, traditionally using shades of green and red.
Clad in red and white, the fanatics cheer their national heroes' goals in the undertaker's room, with the casket still in view, bewilderingly, a strange yet slightly beautiful moment indeed.
British undertakers shed light on the business of dying in this BBC Two series.
Andy Quiroga is haunting as Simon Stimpson, an alcoholic choir director and organist, and Steve Gladstone as undertaker Joe Stoddard represents the strongest connection between the living and the dead.
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Did You Know?
You may wonder how the word undertaker made the transition from "one who undertakes" to "one who makes a living in the funeral business." The latter meaning descends from the use of the word to mean "one who takes on business responsibilities." In the 18th century, a funeral-undertaker was someone who undertook, or managed, a funeral business. There were many undertakers in those days, undertaking all sorts of businesses, but as time went on undertaker became specifically identified with the profession of arranging burial. Today, "funeral director" is more commonly used, but undertaker still appears.
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