the late lamented

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Smallweed, Judy, and Bart; and regularly, all day, do they all remain there until nine at night, solaced by gipsy dinners, not abundant in quantity, from the cook's shop, rummaging and searching, digging, delving, and diving among the treasures of the late lamented.
Sherlock Holmes, "London has become a singularly uninteresting city since the death of the late lamented Professor Moriarty.
Yes, Watson, I went there, and I found very quickly that the late lamented Oldacre was a pretty considerable blackguard.
He became ten times a greater favorite than ever, and, as a natural result of the hospitality with which he was treated, he relaxed, as it were, perforce, the extremely parsimonious habits which his poverty had hitherto impelled him to observe, and very frequently had little reunions at his own house, when wit and jollity reigned supreme-dampened a little, of course, by the occasional remembrance of the untoward and melancholy fate which impended over the nephew of the late lamented bosom friend of the generous host.
keeping his seat, of course) like the late lamented Ducrow on two of his fiery coursers.
The idea has been successfully tested in the late lamented Teesside county borough (1968-74).
35AM The dysfunctional lives of siblings Laura Linney and the late lamented Philip Seymour Hoffman (both above) are rudely interrupted by their ailing dad.
What a shame the Sex Pistol was given short shrift by short-sighted producers of the late lamented soap.
The late lamented DJ lauded many bands, championing the likes of The Fall, Joy Division, The Wedding Present.
In 1981, the late lamented Geoffrey Hughes joined Jack Smethurst in Babes in the Wood, while Stan Boardman headlined the shows in 1986 (Babes in the Wood again), 1987 (Cinderella) and 1990 (Jack and the Beanstalk).
Located diagonally opposite McDonald's in the space that used to be occupied by the late lamented Passion Tea, The Piano Man gets its name from its young owner, Arjun Sagar Gupta, an electronic engineer by training but a pianist by passion.