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Definitions of Ashes

  1. Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when returned to dust by natural decay. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The dust or remains of anything burnt: the remains of the human body when burnt (fig.) a dead body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. The remains of what is burned; the remains of a dead body. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. See ASH1 or ASH2. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The dust or matter that remains from a burnt body; the remains of any body reduced to dust. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. The remains of anything burnt; the remains of a human body burnt on the funeral pyre; a dead body; the dust of the dead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for Ashes

  1. " Why did He put love in our hearts if it must turn our lives to ashes – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. The ashes were flying about on the hearth and the trees outside beat their branches against the windows. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
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