One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Intended to honour and remind people of (a dead person)‘a prayer in memory of the deceased’
memorial, remembrance, celebratory, celebrativeView synonyms
- ‘After the formalities a tree was planted in memory of all the people who had lost their lives in the river.’
- ‘In Westhoughton, young children read out the roll of honour and lit candles in memory of those who died.’
- ‘Ceremonies in memory of the dead are held on the seventh and hundredth days after death.’
- ‘Also of interest was a monument erected in memory of all those who had died at sea.’
- ‘Oak, rowan and birch trees can be bought in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday.’
- ‘Now a new fisherman's memorial is to be built there in memory of the thousands who never made it home.’
- ‘Hymns and prayers were said in memory of those who died in battle and those who fought and survived.’
- ‘The pub has held a collection and will be planting a memorial tree in front of the building in memory of Philip.’
- ‘Thoughts turned to years gone by and prayers were said in memory of those who had started it all.’
- ‘In the cool, marble-floored interior women in saris lit hundreds of small oil lamps in memory of the dead.’
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