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have one's name inscribed in the book of life

Euph. to die. He was a beloved father, brother, and friend, and he has his name inscribed in the book of life. By the time she was twenty, her parents, brothers, and sister had all had their names inscribed in the book of life.
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inscribe something into something

to write or engrave a dedication on a gift to someone. (Emphasis is on the act of inscribing.) It was a lovely watch. I asked them to inscribe something into the back, so I could remember the occasion. My initials were inscribed into the wristband.
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inscribe something on(to) something

to write or engrave certain information on something. (Emphasis is on the message that is inscribed.) The jeweler inscribed Amy's good wishes onto the watch. I inscribed my name on my tools.
See also: inscribe, on

inscribe something with something

to engrave something with a message. Could you please inscribe this trophy with the information on this sheet of paper? I inscribed the bracelet with her name.
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Ringgold thus inscribes readers into Cassie's family's contemporary history by creating a children's picture book from an African American quilt on which was printed across the top and bottom borders the tiny text of her flying-child story.
With an ad infinitum and at times vertiginous effect, expanding and then speeding up the pace of our perception, Toderi seems to suspend time, almost annulling it, and she inscribes the history of the city in an eternal moment.
Rather than engraving the information, the system uses what the company has named its "Color Laser Film," which is said to have a patented structure such that an Nd:YAG laser inscribes the required information onto the material in such a way that it is actually under a protective laminate surface.
A large number of kiln owners participated in the rally and they were carrying placards and banners inscribes with slogans in favour of Kashmiris.
Konrad's use of this ultimately filmic principle of urban perception comes through when, on the multipaned gallery window--which allows a view onto Ringstrasse, a lively thoroughfare in the center of Cologne, and whose segments are reminiscent of film frames--she inscribes a series of epithets and neologisms on the theme of the city: VULNERABLE CITY, NORMAL CITY, ICONICITY, MIGRATION CITY, EXPANDED CITY, and so on.
The curved block inscribes a gentle arc in the landscape and gradually steps up from three to six storeys along its length, terminating in a prow at the south end.
This volume inscribes itself into the New Historicist canon quite effectively, and the arguments are appealing if prolix.