eternal rest


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Noun1.eternal rest - 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"
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Death has reared himself a throne In a strange city lying alone Far down within the dim West, Wherethe good and the bad and the worst and the best Have gone to their eternal rest. There shrines and palaces and towers(Time-eaten towers that tremble not!) Resemble nothing that is ours.
There was not a chip to be seen around the black rock from which the Tremolino, with her plucky heart crushed at one blow, had slipped off into deep water to her eternal rest. The vastness of the open sea was smothered in driving mists, and in the centre of the thinning squall, phantom-like, under a frightful press of canvas, the unconscious guardacosta dashed on, still chasing to the northward.
The Romish mass for the dead begins with Requiem eternam (eternal rest), whence Requiem denominating the mass itself, and any other funereal music.
Here was a poor girl putting aside the terrors which she naturally had of death to go watch alone by the bier of the mistress whom she loved, so that the poor clay might not be lonely till laid to eternal rest.
Peace of Mind, tranquillity, calm recollections of the Dead, great thoughts of Eternal Rest and Happiness: nothing of gloom or terror.
Special prayers were offered on the occasion for eternal rest of the departed soul in the Heavens.
The head of the family has been laid to eternal rest amid griefstricken atmosphere.
It is the hope of a Catholic prelate that the issue of the revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) will finally be put to "eternal rest."
In a statement issued through the Roman Catholic Church in Peru, Pope Francis offered his condolences and prayers for "the eternal rest of the victims."--The Associated Press L.Y
Asif Zardari also condoled with the bereaved families over the death of their loved ones and prayed for eternal rest to those who lost their lives in the calamity.
Richard William LenoSOMERS/ENFIELD, CT - Richard William Leno, 90, of Somers and formerly of Enfield, entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford.