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Definition of Obituary


  1. That which pertains to, or is called forth by, the obit or death of a person; esp., an account of a deceased person; a notice of the death of a person, accompanied by a biographical sketch.
  2. A list of the dead, or a register of anniversary days when service is performed for the dead.

Obituary Quotations

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Benjamin Franklin

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
George Jean Nathan

Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
Billy Sunday

I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
Spencer Abraham

I don't think most people know what's going to be in their obituary, but I do.
Robert Mankoff
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Obituary Translations

obituary in Dutch is necrologie
obituary in French is obituaire
obituary in German is Nachrufs, Nachruf, Sterbeanzeige
obituary in Italian is necrologio
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