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Tomb (noun)

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Tomb. n.s. [tombe, tombeau, Fr. tumba, low Lat.] A monument in which the dead are enclosed.

Methinks, I see thee, now thou art below,
As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Shakespeare.

Time is drawn upon tombs an old man bald, winged, with a sithe and an hour-glass. Peacham on Drawing.

Poor heart! she slumbers in her silent tomb,
Let her possess in peace that narrow room.
Dryden.

The secret wound with which I bleed
Shall lie wrapt up, ev'n in my herse,
But on my tomb-stone thou shalt read
My answer to thy dubious verse.
Prior.

Sources: Dryden, John (782) · Peacham, Henry (53) · Prior, Matthew (156) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (45)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Tomb (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 10, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12922.



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