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A burial ground, especially one beside a church:‘he was buried in the graveyard of St Mary's parish church’‘a state-sponsored graveyard of artistic ambition’
cemetery, burial ground, churchyard, memorial park, necropolis, burial place, burying place, garden of remembrancekirkyardboneyardpotter's field, charnel house, urnfieldgod's acreView synonyms
- ‘The relatives of all those buried in the graveyards had decorated their graves for the occasion.’
- ‘The church is situated in the old graveyard and across the road from the present cemetery.’
- ‘Burial in the ground was the most common method; there are ancient graveyards found on all the major islands.’
- ‘He was buried beside my mother in the graveyard beside the church in the little town near our ranch.’
- ‘A campaign has been launched to restore a historic graveyard to its former glory.’
- ‘So the old parish churches, with their graveyards, are a precious heritage.’
- ‘She cycled on, through the winding streets of the village to the graveyard beside the old stone church.’
- ‘Everyday she visited the graveyard and stood for hours before the grave of her daughter.’
- ‘This church was located at the back of the old graveyard and had direct access to the priests house.’
- ‘People attending are advised to use the field next to the graveyard for parking.’
- ‘Easter is celebrated in the church and by visiting the graveyards of kin.’
- ‘The graveyard was used from the beginning, as poor people who went to the workhouse couldn't afford to be buried in the church graveyards.’
- ‘The main path in the graveyard across the road from the church will be replaced this week.’
- ‘Churches and graveyards suffered desecration and in some places destruction under subsequent regimes.’
- ‘After a final prayer, the coffin was lifted and transported to the church graveyard.’
- ‘Can I remind both children and parents that graveyards and cemeteries are not playgrounds.’
- ‘Nearby there is an old graveyard and it would appear that a church may have existed.’
- ‘He was buried with full military honours in the graveyard of his local church.’
- ‘He decided to brave the city streets and walked over to the church graveyard.’
- ‘He was shaking as he watched the men carry the box into the graveyard behind the church.’
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