eternal sleep


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eternal sleep

A euphemism for death. Even though she had been sick for months, we were all devastated when our grandmother entered her eternal sleep.
See also: eternal, sleep
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is in the eternal sleep posture, and is considered one of the 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes) in India.
He'll turn, make himself more comfortable, and go back to eternal sleep.
Wrapped in a finely crafted burial shroud and placed in a boat-shaped coffin, she was left for eternal sleep.
Watching Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet" for the first time, Kieu belted out laughs during the 16th century play's comical Mercutio scenes, and gasped when she watched the young lovers fall into eternal sleep.
Might this cavern be the place where King Arthur and his knights sleep their eternal sleep just waiting to be called upon to rise again and defend Britain?
We all know that Dirty Den lies in an eternal sleep beneath the casks of Super Brew in the Vic's cellar but his mystery disappearance is still causing ructions between his nearest and dearest in soapland.
Nagase aims to have a Buddhist statue built if it is established that Japanese soldiers rest in an eternal sleep in the area.
As soon as he had uttered "to be or not to be" he fell into an eternal sleep.
When Serge Lifar partnered Spessivtseva at the Paris Opera in 1932, Franco-Russian critic Andre Levinson found him the ideal Albrecht: "[T]he insatiable Giselle whose eternal sleep is troubled by the gentle delirium of dance needs a companion who is transported by the same sublime madness .