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graveside

[greyv-sahyd] /ˈgreɪvˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the area beside a grave.
adjective
2.
being or conducted beside a grave:
a graveside funeral service.
Origin of graveside
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; grave1 + side1
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  • Mary stood by the graveside quietly, with a veil down over her face.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Once in the churchyard I made my way on tiptoe to the graveside.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • Slowly, so as not to attract attention, Raoul drew back from the graveside.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • In the evening, when all was quiet, Ayame crept to the graveside of her child.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • And that fellow today at the graveside in the brown macintosh.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Those that were wealthy engaged a priest to pray with them by the graveside.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • But here, at the graveside, he had found himself actually sobbing.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Mary may well have felt as if standing by her own graveside.

  • A congregational minister at the graveside said a prayer for mercy on the sinner.

    Lady Merton, Colonist Mrs. Humphry Ward

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