One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bury (a corpse) in a grave; inter.
bury, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb, inurnView synonyms
- ‘Never would the gate of heaven be opened to the knock of any inearthed spirit, did not himself make honest the falseness and insincerity of our desires.’
- ‘My heart was heavy as I put him in his grave, where I saw him decently inearthed in my garden, and a memorial placed to mark the spot where my faithful dog was laid.’
- ‘Nor did I then comply, refusing rest, till I had seen in holy ground inearthed my poor lost brother.’
- ‘Nought is left undone but the inearthing of the dead.’
- ‘The hearsing and inearthing of a person of quality in the middle of the eighteenth century was a proceeding commonly characterized by features eminently social, if not convivial.’
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