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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of inurn.
  • adj. Of cremated ashes: placed in an urn; buried, entombed.


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  • A Vietnam veteran, he was eligible to be inurned in the Columbarium because he served in a war.

    Ex-Pentagon official Wheeler buried at Arlington

  • The host whose dust inurned has slumbered treads not on week – days the cothurnus.

    Peer Gynt

  • If only he could bury his fears as easily as the ancient Sauun had inurned their marvelous, enigmatic, sinuous layer of impermeable ceramic.

    Diuturnity's Dawn

  • Had he lived in another age, among other people, his body would have been inurned in the Valhalla of the Brave.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • Who knows but he will sit down solitary amid silent ruins, and weep a people inurned and their greatness changed into an empty name?


  • He commanded that the hearts of Roland, Olivier, and Turpin be taken from their bodies, wrapped, and inurned, and the bodies borne home in chariots.

    National Epics

  • Dust of the dead ages, honorable dust, to be reverently inurned, and never parricidally profaned by us the living age, who in our turn must follow the same downward path.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Zuyder Zee, amid silent ruins, and weep for a people inurned and their greatness changed into an empty name.

    The Idea of Progress An inguiry into its origin and growth

  • The great tumulus of New Grange was the temple of the divine or supernatural period of his spiritual or imagined career after death, and was a development by steps from that small unremembered grave where once his warriors hid the inurned ashes of the hero.

    Early Bardic Literature, Ireland.

  • The same sentiment which caused the mediaeval Christians to disinter and enshrine the bones of their saints, and subsequently to re-enshrine them with greater art and more precious materials, caused the ethnic worshippers of heroes to erect nobler tombs over the inurned relics of those whom they revered, as the meanness of the tomb was seen to misrepresent and humiliate the sublimity of the conception.

    Early Bardic Literature, Ireland.


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