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epitaph
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1. An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.
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2. A brief literary piece commemorating a deceased person.
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3. And her epitaph is delivered by Ben, who says without any hint of irony, “I guess the island was done with her.”
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4. An epitaph is the inscription found on a tombstone that summarizes and memorializes the deceased.
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5. Author Nigel Rees brings to bear upon the strange and sometimes surprising world of the epitaph his formidable skills as an ‘archaeologist’ of the sources of quotation and phrases: each epitaph is explained and located, and its source and context described as fully as possible.