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  • n. One who writes obituaries

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The recorder of a death; a writer of obituaries; a biographer.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • According to my great-grandfather's slightly po-faced obituarist in The Gippsland Times, "His Lordship referred in eloquent terms to the life of the deceased."

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  • • Yet again your movie obituarist Ronald Bergan has excelled himself.

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  • As one obituarist notes, he turned the reality distortion field into reality.

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  • I note, however, that no obituarist reports what Beichman told me, that his family sat shiva when he married a non-Jewish woman, or reflects upon what that means for assimilation. Blog Articles » Print » In Memoriam: Arnold Beichman

  • Seven books in 14 years was not a prolific pace; Lyall put it down to laziness but, according to an anonymous obituarist in the Daily Telegraph, it was actually due more to his concern that details in his writing be technically accurate.

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  • Sun obituarist Stephen Miller recalls the day the deal came together:

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  • He easily outlived all his more famous contemporaries, and became in a sense their living witness as well as their official obituarist.

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  • I can only assume that the obituarist knew next to zilch about the subject.

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  • In a tearful column, headed "Necrology of the Year," a mid-Victorian obituarist wrote thus of a woman figuring therein:

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  • And when some obituarist writes his epitaph, "Foster Mortuus Est," he promptly rubs it out and writes,

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