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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The last duty or service to a person rendered after his death.

Usage examples (16)
  • Man's introduction could be understood as the uncomfortable relation between obsequiousness and obsequy, that is, between the awkward coincidence of following one's...
  • Elizabeth's address is a kind of obsequy over, or elegy for, realism.
  • The next stanza speaks of "Dye Apguylamys," who is told to prepare the obsequy for Love, and of "Lady Apylton," who had offered a "mass-penny," and the epitaph ends with...
  • And "You knew Mr. Bowen was no longer living?" she said, with fit obsequy of tone. for more
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