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Usage examples for commemorate

  1. " Sir, there is on the heights of Boulogne a monument, built to commemorate the assembly of the Grand Army, and collectors of coins still cherish those productions of the Paris Mint, which bear the legend, 'Napoleon, Emperor, London, 1804. ' But, sir, the statue of Napoleon which stands on the summit of that monument faces not westward but eastward. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. This chapel was built soon after 1342 to commemorate the miracle to which the church owes its name. – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
  3. You might also desire to commemorate the donor's complexion, which you all used to call foxy, said Dora, half reproachfully, half dryly. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  4. On such questions a child of Odo's age could obviously have no pronounced opinion, the less so as Filomena's facts varied according to the seasons or her mood, so that on a day of east wind or when the worms were not hatching well, she had been known to affirm that the pagans had painted the chapel under Virgil's instruction, to commemorate the Christians they had tortured. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  5. 4. What was another memorial instituted to commemorate another signal providence in behalf of the Israelites? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  6. Then she look all about and of a suddenness request - " How many girls wish to commemorate our game?" – Seven Maids of Far Cathay by Bing Ding, Ed.
  7. Originally built in 1638, it served to commemorate the legendary and miraculous bridging of the stream by Shodo Shonin, a saint. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  8. No brighter pages occur in the history of the New World than those which commemorate the gallantry and self- devotion of the Irish soldiers who aided South Americans to throw off the yoke of Spain. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  9. Loyal addresses were voted to the king, and statues erected to commemorate the virtues and achievements of Pitt. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  10. As I trust you have mastered the suggestions of that report, I do not purpose re- stating them to you in detail, but I would remind you that I propose that the memorial should bear the name of the Imperial Institute of the United Kingdom, the Colonies, and India, and that it must find its home within buildings of a character worthy to commemorate the Jubilee year of the Queen's reign. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  11. It is in order to commemorate his health that we are assembled. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  12. She went over Westminster Abbey with far more knowledge of the tombs and persons they commemorate than I have seen in European royalties with whom I have visited the Abbey in later days. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  13. It was erected about the year 70 to commemorate the destruction of Jerusalem. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  14. Howard and Albert Trueman, to commemorate the arrival of the Yorkshire settlers in this country. – The-Chignecto-Isthmus-and-its-first-settlers by Trueman, Howard
  15. And there ought to be poems written and statues erected to commemorate some of the sacrifices for the sake of the Red Cross. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  16. It was the huge mound of earth raised two hundred feet, to commemorate the victory of the allies. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  17. He would recall the great victory and the cross- shaped church built to commemorate it. – Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days by Emily Hickey
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