eternal sleep


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Noun1.eternal sleep - euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
References in classic literature ?
The giant slept the eternal sleep, in the sepulcher which God had built about him to his measure.
Yes; for I am a man, and have suffered like yourself, and also contemplated suicide; indeed, often since misfortune has left me I have longed for the delights of an eternal sleep.
Those were the words which it seemed to me would have made me spring up from eternal sleep.
Treasured memories I will always keep, rest in eternal sleep.
Children lost, eternal sleep, brothers follow them like sheep, Bayonets fixed and off they go, leave the trench to fight the foe.
The Pakistani artist's 1997 work "Heartscape" is an emotional piece that traces the heartbeats of her mother during the last few days of her life before she slipped into an eternal sleep.