- to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
- to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men.
Origin of entomb
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Examples from the Web for entombed
In the 1860s there were more sightseers than entombed residents, as 500,000 visitors flocked there per year.Brooklyn’s Gangster Graveyard
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Most moving of all, of course, is the American cemetery where 9,387 men are entombed on French soil.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion
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He vowed to break the enchantment that entombed his betrothed.
At his death he was entombed with great ceremony in the Duomo.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
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It was found, identified, and entombed at Boston with solemn mourning.The Siege of Boston
On the contrary, it seemed to take renewed vigor from the victims it had entombed.Greener Than You Think
In one of these I was entombed alive, and poor Maroncelli in the other.My Ten Years' Imprisonment
- to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
- to serve as a tomb for
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Word Origin and History for entombed
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