Usage examples for tombstone

  1. A thick cloud had darkened the moon, so that I could distinguish little more than the outlines of near objects, and that vaguely enough; and sometimes, as it were, floating in black fog, the white surface of a tombstone emerged. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  2. I cannot close with the familiar 'Rejoice'- the 'Fresh Courage' placed on many a tombstone seems more appropriate. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Well, well, old fellow, replied the doctor, whatever it was once, it's no mystery now; for the poor fellow has long ago made good his right to an inscription on the tombstone. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  4. All at once I remembers that I seen the name of our apartment- house carved on a big square tombstone over the front door, and it comes to me that the same's name has got something to do with grist- mills and something to do with lawsuits. – J. Poindexter, Colored by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  5. A peculiar laugh at my side caused me to turn my head, and I saw a singular old gentleman whom I had often noticed hanging about the Coroner's office, sitting cross- legged upon a prostrate tombstone. – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  6. She stumbled over an obstacle, lowered the lantern, but it was a mass of granite carved cynically by centuries of rain into the semblance of a tombstone. – By Violence by John Trevena
  7. A neat, marble tombstone had been raised to his memory, by his son and daughter. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  8. " Funny as a tombstone," said Grandma. – Across the Fruited Plain by Florence Crannell Means
  9. You 'd better come toreckly you can and bring the hearse, and a coffin and a clean shirt and a tombstone. – Miss Minerva and William Green Hill by Frances Boyd Calhoun
  10. Leaving it behind him, Bax soon found himself standing within a few yards of the tombstone of the ill- fated Mary whose name he bore. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. He stumbled over a grave, and fell headlong, bruising his outstretched hands against a tombstone. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  12. He signed the death warrant of Charles I., for which he was executed at Charing Cross, October 16th, 1660. He gloried in his offence, and desired to have written on his tombstone, " Thomas Scott who adjudged to death the late king." – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  13. This event occurred at Agra on the 4th of May, 1778, as appears from the Portuguese inscription upon his tombstone there. – Fall-of-the-Moghul-Empire-of-Hindustan by Keene, H. G. (Henry George)
  14. Emigravit is the inscription on the tombstone where he lies; Dead he is not, but departed,- for the artist never dies. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. The Cape Government, prior to the Union, erected a tombstone over the grave of this man, who sacrificed his life for it rather than betray his country. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  16. Even now in Laach, the wanderer is shown the church and the tombstone, also the cavern where she suffered so much. – Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland
  17. " Already the tombstone is erected to the memory of the unhappy young man, who is said to belong to a most distinguished family of Ireland. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  18. She looked up, her eyes swimming with tears and pointed to the tombstone. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  19. I walked on and hung about outside till the tombstone man come out. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  20. But there is one office I have yet to request from your friendship; when I am dead, let me be buried by her side, and let one tombstone cover both." – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009