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  • n  a funeral procession
  • n  the group following and attending to some important person

  • As the cortege proceeded through the streets of the capital, mourners waved and sometimes applauded in signs of deep respect and affection for Diana and those she leaves behind.
  • The Cardinal, vested in cope and mitre, blessing right and left, by his imposing stature dominated the cortege and the crowds as he has dominated the history of the past years .
  • At last the motor cortege pulled up, and when the American woman in a black leather coat appeared, a murmur ran through the watchers.

  • Eddy Merckx in Sydney Morning Herald
    Out of respect for Frederiek Nolf, the riders will form a cortege throughout the stage,said Merckx.
  • Mikhail Saakashvili in Reuters India
    Frankly I didn't expect Russians to open fire. I thought they clearly saw that this was an official cortege, this was a high delegation,Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said, speaking in English in comments broadcast on BBC World...

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