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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.
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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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Or, whether a certain area is capable of being inscribed as a triangle in a certain circle.
Here lie the mortal remains Of JOHN CHIVERY, Never anything worth mentioning, Who died about the end of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, Of a broken heart, Requesting with his last breath that the word AMY might be inscribed over his ashes, which was accordingly directed to be done, By his afflicted Parents.
His eye fell upon a newly-painted tenement which had been recently converted into something between a shop and a private house, and which a red lamp, projecting over the fanlight of the street door, would have sufficiently announced as the residence of a medical practitioner, even if the word 'Surgery' had not been inscribed in golden characters on a wainscot ground, above the window of what, in times bygone, had been the front parlour.
Ben Allen being accommodated with a funnel with a cork in the narrow end, and Bob Sawyer contented himself with one of those wide-lipped crystal vessels inscribed with a variety of cabalistic characters, in which chemists are wont to measure out their liquid drugs in compounding prescriptions.
The bricks, which can be inscribed with the names of family and friends, will line the entryway to the RiverPlay Discovery Village, scheduled to open on July 8.
A good hosing from a maintenance man or a downpour from Mother Nature quickly obliterates whatever the message, be it carefully crafted or impulsively inscribed.
On the retaining wall of the terrace are inscribed the names of 294 American missing who made the ultimate sacrifice and now rest in unknown graves.
But before the first apple is dipped in honey or the new year greeting inscribed, spiritual work has to be undertaken.
A chapter on the tourist industry as a "discursive construct of modernity" (157) surveys how Russian travelers from the time of Karamzin in the Napoleonic era to 1914 journeyed as a way to bring forth the "evolving sense of self" (161); in the process, they "inscribed" first themselves and then their history into geography and, in so doing, inscribed new lands into empire.
A stone on the stairway to the Washington Monument is inscribed, 'Cymru am byth
It was inscribed with the names of people from Birdsedge and surrounding area who went to war.
The Narrative Wall will be inscribed with first-person-attributed accounts of the events of 9/11, including the experiences of Hoboken observers, neighbors, volunteers, medical-triage personnel, family members, and final words of those who persished.
The internal scripture, on the other hand, is inscribed within each believer whose free conscience, enabled by guidance from the Holy Spirit, arrives at interpretations opposite of what the Church of England advocates.
Donor name inscribed on a microfilm box--one for each $100.
An old walled kitchen garden to the east has become the setting for stone tablets inscribed by letter cutters.