Examples from the Web for tombstone
“What I would really like to put on my tombstone is that I was part of my time,” he says.
“The NTC pretends to govern, but it doesn't have any real power in the interior,” Tombstone tells him.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs|Christopher Dickey|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The problem gets occasional publicity when a rock star steps in and buys a tombstone for a blues great.Blues Musicians in Unmarked Graves Are Finally Getting Some Respect|Malcolm Jones|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or you could have a tombstone that reads “Here does not lie Ann Patchett.”
At a recent press conference, Tzipi Livni nailed a quote rich enough to perhaps one day be emblazoned on her tombstone.
But an Eskimo, for his part, can sit all day as still as a tombstone in a cemetery.Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North|Fullerton Waldo
Maybe they would have put on her tombstone, "None knew her but to love her."Georgina of the Rainbows|Annie Fellows Johnston
On the head of a tombstone, the inscription is frequent on the continent.
The hog-back was a tombstone or grave-slab that marked the burial-place of some Scandinavian chief.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey
Last week the tombstone was put up and we all went to see it.A Young Girl's Diary|An Anonymous Young Girl
British Dictionary definitions for tombstone (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tombstone (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for tombstone
1560s, originally the flat stone atop a grave (or the lid of a stone coffin); from tomb + stone (n.). Meaning "gravestone, headstone" is attested from 1711. The city in Arizona, U.S., said to have been named by prospector Ed Schieffelin, who found silver there in 1877 after being told all he would find there was his tombstone.