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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Thanks for care and compassion We would like to express our humble and most sincere gratitude for the calm, caring professionalism shown in the end-of-life care of our dearly departed friend Mrs Jean Adey.
And for an extra PS20 you can add a zippered pouch to store the ashes of a dearly departed oh, they just ruined it didn't they?
It seemed like an expression of love for our dearly departed Fr.
Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials.
Those who were hoping to see some of their favorite "Game of Thrones" characters who are among the dearly departed may be in luck-as a reunion special for the show has been confirmed by HBO.
Consequently, we must examine the facts concerning the character of our dearly departed. John was an exceptionally forthright and incorruptible, and displayed admirable qualities of leadership, integrity and diligence.
Unfortunately, it turns out living with a ghost has its drawbacks - especially when Jamie brings his dearly departed friends to hang out.
Around 1.5 million flocked into different Manila cemeteries to visit their dearly departed during the observance of All Saints' Day on Thursday.
1 and 2 as days for remembering our dearly departed.
Calling Photiades "my dearly departed friend", the president said the businessman was a person with charisma who shone not only for his entrepreneurial achievements but also his charity work.
Scotland's seniors are now just 80 minutes away from hopefully lifting a trophy which will be dedicated to the memory of some dearly departed former members of the squad.
Artie's dearly departed. We had four thousand delis in the city eighty years ago, and now we're lucky if the number's 20.
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.
"Dearly Departed'' will feature some of the grave art, local cemeteries and the migration of the Willards after they left Grafton.