- n. Plural form of sepulchre.
“stones of ... pit -- whose bodies are buried in sepulchres excavated amidst stones, whereas the king of Babylon is an unburied "carcass trodden under foot.”
“Egyptians and Persians, and is practiced at the present day, among many nations; also the custom of placing food in their sepulchres, which is rebuked by St. Augustine.”
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“One of the sepulchres was a well-jointed vault of stone with no wall-paintings.”
“But the bodies of sinners are called sepulchres of the dead, because the sinner's soul is dead in his body; for that cannot be deemed to be alive, which does no spiritual or living act.”
“Origen: And in the prophetic writings, the historical sense is the body, the spiritual meaning is the soul; the sepulchres are the letter and books themselves of Scripture.”
“Success and admiration, even the admiration of those whose yoke they had broken, cheered them while living, still sheds a glory round their remote and untitled sepulchres, and will illumine the page of their history for ever.”
“Even so, Douai-Rheims gave us "through a glass darkly", "sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof", "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's" and "whited sepulchres".”
“I like the biblical reference to this phony spectacle, likening the public prayer-bots to sepulchres, all whitewashed on the outside yet full of stench, rot, and decay on the inside.”
“Whitewashed sepulchres and clashing gongs and all that.”
“Blair has dipped his blood-smeared snout into various corporate troughs, amassing millions, while simultaneously becoming one of the great whited sepulchres of our day, making a great show of his conversion to Catholicism, his”
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