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  • s  suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
    funereal gloom

  • After even a dozen hearings, the music became more a hex than a vex, its funereal tune permanently etched in everyone's ear.
  • His death did not have the stuff of grandeur, like that of his grandfather Meiji, whose funereal cannonades moved the great novelist Soseki Natsume to announce the end of his era.
  • Her campaign plane seemed funereal as well, reporters and staff sick the dry, incestuous campaign coughs reverberating through the fuselage and spent after the most intense .

  • Malcolm Turnbull in
    That speech was funereal,Mr Turnbull said. "You can't do that again. You have to sound like the coach at half-time talking to a grand final team. You've got to toughen up."
  • Gore Vidal in (blog)
    The country is "rotting away at a funereal pace," Vidal said, predicting that we'll "have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together."
  • Bill Keller in New Yorker
    Bill Keller, the executive editor of the Times, said recently in a speech in London, "At places where editors and publishers gather, the mood these days is funereal. Editors ask one another, 'How are you?,' in that sober tone one employs with...

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