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Definition of Obituary

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

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 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

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
George Jackson

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

An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration.
Peter Utley
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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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