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OBIT. That particular solemnity or office for the dead, which the Roman Catholic church appoints to be read or performed over the body of a deceased member of that communion before interment; also the office which, upon the anniversary of his death, was frequently used as a commemoration or observance of the day. 2 Cro. 51; Dyer, 313.

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As a young staffer for the Christian Science Monitor, he once wrote an early, never-used obit for Nixon.
In the introduction to Obit, Sheeler says that most consider his beat to be the worst in the newsroom and that he's often asked how he copes with writing sad stories.
It worked that way with the obits at first--nobody cared, with the exception of visionary founder of this page, Tom Livingston, who was too busy to pay too much attention.
Agrega enseguida que tambien se crea Obit "porque la gente esta harta de mirar y necesita hacer".
Por eso los titulares tienen que ser muy claros y decir que Obit no es una obra de teatro.
Software called OBIT is also available with all cubing and weighing systems.
Far too frequently, city editors put the most inexperienced reporters on the obit detail -- and the obits read like it.
But now the friendly local obit writer is more likely to work in the classified ad department than in the newsroom.
Auburn-haired beauty Suzie Lee, 20, recently made her movie debut with Hollywood tough guy Charlie Sheen in Obit.
Madden was of the opinion that this entry was made by John Fornsete or John de Fornsett himself, asking his brothers to pray for him, but Ellis thought it more likely that this was an obit for John Fornsete, and this would seem the far more likely possibility.
In newspapers world wide Frank Sinatra's obit keeps being dusted off in readiness for his imminent demise, then put back in the files again.
The star, in Glasgow to film his new movie, Obit, picked her up and was taken to Easterhouse to buy drugs.