Usage examples for requiem

  1. The bells sounded dretful melancholy and heart achin' to me; that day they seemed to be soundin' a requiem clear from California to Jonesville for the good Man who had passed away. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  2. For some time, the elements alone were heard sighing a sort of hoarse requiem over the victims of their conflict. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. To Alf and Johnnie the fall brought unalloyed joy and promise; to those who were older, something akin to melancholy, which deepened with the autumn of their life; while to Mr. Alvord every breeze was a sigh, every rising wind a mournful requiem, and every trace of change a reminder that his spring and summer had passed forever, leaving only a harvest of bitter memories. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  4. The summer wind that played among the roses, lifting the golden, rippling hair from Lillian's forehead and tossing her little girl's curls into Lord Earle's face, was singing a sweet, low requiem among the trees that shaded the grave of Beatrice Earle. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  5. There chant my solemn requiem In Hexham's holy towers; And let six maids of fair Tynedale Scatter my grave with flowers. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  6. That in her madness she had brought That loved and lost one, for a feast, To vulture and to prowling beast, Where all things fierce and wild had come To howl a horrid requiem. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  7. And then, he crept across the deck to the rail; and, drawing himself back to give his arm full play, he hurled the bundle with all his strength far out over the ship's side- and as he hurled it, in requiem as it were for Jean Laparde, through the night there crashed, and boomed, and moaned, and whined anew the sullen blast of the siren. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  8. Cherubini's Second Requiem in D minor, for male voices only, was used. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  9. No requiem; only the murmuring in the boughs above, those far- away voices, dearer to him, perhaps,- and to his companion in the grave beside,- than all other music. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  10. Then " Last Post," the requiem of every soldier of the King, swells out, sweet and true. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  11. Ye winds, that move over the mighty places of the West, chant his requiem! – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  12. The other side bears the name and dates and the requiem: Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  13. He rose as he spoke, and opening the door, the monks re- entered, and placing themselves at the head of the bier, chanted the vesper requiem. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  14. There is also some talk of a musical festival under Berlioz's direction at Brunswick next summer, where his Requiem and Te Deum are to be performed. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  15. Now give me yonder black cloak; they are assembling for the requiem. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. And that music is her requiem, and his too! – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  17. Alone on the waters, months after the event, and five thousand miles from the scene of his fate, we gave a sailor's requiem to a brave and accomplished officer. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  18. Overhead the always green branches would sing a gentle requiem in the breeze the whole year through. – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  19. From the volume of poems called Underwoods, read The Celestial Surgeon and Requiem. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  20. By the greatest of luck they're giving a special concert for some charity or other, a beautiful program; a sort of musical requiem. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield