this side of the grave


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this side of the grave

During life; before one dies. Grandma says she only has a few years left this side of the grave, so she wants to spend them traveling.
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DUBLIN -- To all lovers of the perfectly weighed word, Seamus Heaney offered hope on this side of the grave.
History says, Don't hope On this side of the grave, But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme Both his stunning work and his life were a gift to the world BILL CLINTON, EX-US PRESIDENT
Perfection is not to be found this side of the grave.
Retirement, getting the boot, growing old on an ordinary British pension (the lowest throughout the EU) should hold no fear for any British MP this side of the grave.
Inevitably this research evolved into a new field, 'psychical' research, and involved cranks, table-rattlers and the mentally unbalanced but it was a serious and sincere attempt to understand that which, perhaps, never can be understood, at least not on this side of the grave.
AMES' EXTENDED LETTER shows him wrestling through the theologies of Calvin, Feuerbach, and Barth as he strains to understand existence on this side of the grave and beyond.