dear(ly) departed

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dear(ly) departed

euphemism One who has died. Myrna was a wonderful woman, and we are all gathered here today to remember our dearly departed.
See also: departed

dear departed

Euph. a dead person, as referred to at a funeral. Let's take a moment to meditate on the life of the dear departed.
See also: dear, departed
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Our dearly departed and the memories they had left behind.
Since then it's been home to dozens of Dingles and their partners, including the dearly departed likes of Shadrach, Alice and Butch, plus Mandy, Marlon, Debbie, Tina, Sam, Samson and animals Alfie the dog and Hamish the pony.
Loving father of Kirsten and Craig, grandfather to Jake and Grace, much loved and dearly departed.
All Saints Day and All Souls Day, on November 1 and 2, respectively, are often treated as festive occasions where families gather and spend time in the grave of their dearly departed, bringing flowers, candles, even food, and offering prayers.
It's not a version of grief any of the dearly departed would want for their loved ones.
The Church, which stands to lose financially from cremations, argued that burial serves the purpose of fulfilling the need of relatives to visit the grave of a dearly departed, adding that this ritual offers them solace.
When things go wrong, I switch into "cope mode" and keep going - a legacy of my dearly departed granny, who refused to let us wallow or feel sorry for ourselves.
This festival is our pre-celebration of the Halloween season not only as an occasion of thanksgiving to the Lord and of dramatizing the Filipino tradition of commemorating the dearly departed but also to draw attraction to our tourists and visitors," said the mayor.
It discusses various methods for contacting the dearly departed and understanding those who have either passed on or are being reborn, and it discusses how to contact these spirits.
SINCE director Victor Halperin reanimated the dearly departed in 1932 thriller White Zombie, the undead have become a staple of the horror genre.
Teams across the Midlands were invited to pitch their knowledge against each other at the contest which included nine rounds covering subjects such as music, history, dearly departed and sport.
Weird episodes increase in frequency and Lorraine approaches Elise's old cohort Carl (Steve Coulter) hoping he can connect with the dearly departed.
Even when they have gone, relatives can update the songs for their dearly departed via Spotify and a "Catatomb app" using a touch screen built into the gravestone.
Midway through proceedings, he breaks off to pay tribute to his dearly departed drinking buddies, and "raises the dead" with cracking renditions of Break On Through (for Jim Morrison), Revolution (John Lennon), Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix) and My Generation (Keith Moon).
WILSON Kevin (Curly) In loving memory of a dearly departed brother.