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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He'll turn, make himself more comfortable, and go back to eternal sleep. I don't blame him.
Wrapped in a finely crafted burial shroud and placed in a boat-shaped coffin, she was left for 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?
Philip said his mum Veronica, 74, wanted to be preserved like Snow White, who was kept in a glass coffin after a poisoned apple sent her into an "eternal sleep".
But wasn't the whole purpose of buying your product to ward off the Eternal Sleep? Believe me, if anyone in my house checks out from carbon monoxide, it won't be the pizza-delivery guy we take to court.
Nagase aims to have a Buddhist statue built if it is established that Japanese soldiers rest in an eternal sleep in the area.
Will Siegfried wake Brunnhilde from eternal sleep? Who controls the magic gold ring?
As soon as he had uttered "to be or not to be" he fell into an eternal sleep. I wonder how many Shakespeare has killed through his handsome Prince in the last five centuries .
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 .
The writer survived, however, and, contrary to common conjecture about poets, did not go mad: "So exhausting is this life/That you'd need eternal sleep to recover." The second act, "The Self in a Reverie," covers the years of freedom and recovery, the return to normality.
According to another version of the myth, Endymion's eternal sleep was a punishment inflicted by Zeus because he had ventured to fall in love with Zeus's wife, Hera.
to purge its files of the records of this investigation, which had scrutinized 2,370 individuals and 1,330 groups, displaying a pertinacity that would have impressed Joseph Fouche, the Jacobin (and later Napoleon's) police chief, who caused the words "Death is nothing but eternal sleep" to be posted at the gates of French cemeteries.
The Pakistani artist's 1997 work "Heartscape" is an emotional piece that traces the heartbeats of her mother during the last few days of her life before she slipped into an eternal sleep.