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"
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The giant slept the eternal sleep, in the sepulcher which God had built about him to his measure.
For thy master orders thus, The son of earth and Tartarus; In his den the monster keep, Giver of eternal sleep.
At such moments, it seemed as if a vast range of country lay buried in eternal sleep; not the least sound arising from the forest, unless it was the distant and scarcely audible rippling of a water-course.
"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. But this was not often.
Apart from the ceremonies in the capital, a state- level programme has been arranged at Tungipara, wherein the leader lies in eternal sleep. Government leaders would attend the ceremonies.
After restoration of gas supply, the room was filled with gas and all three drifted in to eternal sleep due to inhaling toxic fumes.
"Poppies signify an eternal sleep," he says, the copper colour directly referencing Cyprus and the origination of its name.
Ever gone now they into an eternal sleep, For the sound of Elvin pipes I listen and long.