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graveside

[greyv-sahyd] /ˈgreɪvˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the area beside a grave.
adjective
2.
being or conducted beside a grave:
a graveside funeral service.
Origin of graveside
1830-1840
1830-40; grave1 + side1
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  • But here, at the graveside, he had found himself actually sobbing.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Mary stood by the graveside quietly, with a veil down over her face.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Then Donald carried the whinger with him and went back to the graveside, still open to the sky.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • Slowly, so as not to attract attention, Raoul drew back from the graveside.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • On leaving the church for the graveside each took the other's hat by mistake and they got separated in the crowd.

  • In the evening, when all was quiet, Ayame crept to the graveside of her child.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • Then he saw that Glory was alone by the graveside, and his voice faltered and almost failed him.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • And that fellow today at the graveside in the brown macintosh.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • And so it came about that instead of kneeling before the altar that Wednesday they stood by the graveside.

    Pearl of Pearl Island John Oxenham

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