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be laid to rest

1. To be buried in a grave after having died. My poor mother was finally laid to rest after a long, painful fight with cancer. I want to be laid to rest with the seed of a tree, so that instead of a headstone, I might have a living testament to my resting place.
2. To be resolved, ended, or set straight, as with a problem or dispute. Well, I'm glad that point of contention between you two has finally been laid to rest. The brothers' rivalry was laid to rest after both agreed to share their father's estate equally.
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30am service, he will be laid to rest in the Kirk graveyard.
The North Shields-born movie maker will be laid to rest at a private memorial service in Los Angeles purely for close family this weekend, but a larger public event to pay tribute to the acclaimed movie maker is also being organised.
He said: "I finished the show at 6pm and at 8pm I'd go over to the Laid To Rest set and film.
Governorates, (SANA) -- The people of Jabal al-Zawiye in the town of Maghara, Idleb governorate, laid to rest the martyred policeman Hamid al-Khatib who passed away on Tuesday when unknown gunmen shot him while on a routine patrol in the area of Kafar Batna in Damascus Countryside.
Summary: BENGHAZI (Cihan) -Slain Young Libyan's death body was laid to rest by anti-Gaddaifi mutineers in Benghazi city of Libya.
ISTANBUL, Jul 7, 2010 (TUR) -- Leading Turkish writer Fusun Akatli, who passed away at the age of 66 on Sunday night, was laid to rest in Istanbul on Wednesday.
QUETTA, June 11 -- Captain Safar Khan Qambrani was laid to rest with full military honour in his ancestral graveyard in Quetta on Thursday.
Summary: This month will see final chapter in the Alder Hey organ scandal as the last stolen human remains are laid to rest.
The body of actress Brittany Murphy was on Wednesday transferred to the cemetery where she will be laid to rest on Thursday according to reports from <a href="http://www.
Gal Azulai, who died in training dive, was laid to rest.
The King of Pop, who died on June 25 at his rented LA mansion, was to be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, on August 29, on what would have been his 51st birthday.
SIR Bobby Robson was laid to rest in a private funeral yesterday, his family said.
Now, when people meet their maker they want to be laid to rest in style.
SCHOOLGIRL Vicky Hamilton will be laid to rest in her father's funeral plot on Friday, it has emerged.
FOUR members of a tragic family were laid to rest yesterday at services hundreds of miles apart.