mortal remains

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My father's mortal remains had been consigned to the tomb; and we, with sad faces and sombre garments, sat lingering over the frugal breakfast-table, revolving plans for our future life.
This plain, would then be nothing but an immense cemetery, on which would repose the mortal remains of thousands of extinct generations.
I have prayed over his mortal remains, that God might show him mercy notwithstanding his crimes.
de Villefort, a true Parisian, considered the cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise alone worthy of receiving the mortal remains of a Parisian family; there alone the corpses belonging to him would be surrounded by worthy associates.
'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.'
The mantel-shelf was ornamented with a wooden inkstand, containing one stump of a pen and half a wafer; a road- book and directory; a county history minus the cover; and the mortal remains of a trout in a glass coffin.
Valentin and his servant Ivan were waiting for them at the upper end of a long, slightly-sloping desk, on which lay the mortal remains, looking enormous in the twilight.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 25 (ANI): Party colleagues and people alike bid a tearful adieu to BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley as his mortal remains were taken to Nigam Bodh for cremation on Sunday.
Incomplete mortal remains of at least three people were exhumed yesterday at the BiA!ce field near Mostar.
Contract award notice: Construction preparatory works for access to mortal remains in the cave jama pod macesnovo gorico and protection of discovered mortal remains (slovenia-ljubljana: Excavating and earthmoving work)
Our effort now is to get formalities completed soon so that mortal remains can be repatriated soon."
The mortal remains of Sohail will be brought to Karachi for burial.