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Epitaph Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
  • a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there ,
  • a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Epitaph'


  • Epitaph: For other uses, see Epitaph (disambiguation). Not to be confused with epigraph. An epitaph (from Greek ἐπιτάφιος epitaphios "a funeral oration" from
  • Epitaph Records: Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based independent record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. The label was originally "just
  • Swift's Epitaph: "Swift's Epitaph" is a translation by Irish poet William Butler Yeats of Jonathan Swift's epitaph, which Swift wrote for himself in Latin. Yeats' somewhat
  • Epitaph for James Smith: "Epitaph for James Smith" is a satirical Scots epitaph written by poet Robert Burns in 1785, and was included in his first publication, the Kilmarnock
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs from "Let No Man Write My Epitaph": Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs from "Let No Man Write My Epitaph" is a 1960 (see 1960 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied
  • A Cold-Blooded Epitaph: A Cold-Blooded Epitaph is the first EP by The Black Dahlia Murder released in May 2002 on Lovelost Records, it is released as an MCD. "The Blackest Incarnation"
  • Epitaph for George Dillon: Epitaph for George Dillon is an early John Osborne play, one of two he wrote in collaboration with Anthony Creighton (the other is Personal Enemy). It
  • Epitaph (song): "Epitaph" is the third track from the British progressive rock band King Crimson's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. The song is noted for
  • Epitaph to a Dog: Epitaph to a Dog (also sometimes referred to as 'Inscription on the Monument to a Newfoundland Dog') is a poem by the British poet Lord Byron. It was

'Epitaph' example sentence in quotations


* I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have. - Harry S Truman

* I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do. - Harry S Truman

* The fact that we don't know this man, isn't important really. Cause his experience is our experience, and his fate is our fate. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass, says the preacher. All is vanity I think that's a pretty good epitaph for all of us. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass. Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't. - Andrew Schneider


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