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space excavated in the earth or rock for the burial of a corpse. When a grave is marked by a protective or memorial structure it is often referred to as a tombtomb,
vault or chamber constructed either partly or entirely above ground as a place of interment. Although it is often used as a synonym for grave, the word is derived from the Greek tymbos [burial ground]. It may also designate a memorial shrine erected above a grave.
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disposal of a corpse in a grave or tomb. The first evidence of deliberate burial was found in European caves of the Paleolithic period. Prehistoric discoveries include both individual and communal burials, the latter indicating that pits or ossuaries were unsealed for
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; funeral customsfuneral customs,
rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the living, and to protect the living from the
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What does it mean when you dream about a grave?

Graves often represent the end of the line, the end or “death” of something, rather than literal death. They also suggest grave issues that require depth of thought and contemplation before making a decision. Because of their underworld connotations, graves can indicate the realm of the unconscious. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Dead/Death, Hearse).

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(of colours) sober or dull


Music to be performed in a solemn manner
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Graves are generally depressing and represent some form of death. On a very physical level this dream does not appear to be a very happy omen. However, the dream could also have deeper and more spiritual meaning. It could represent things that require deep thinking and are not “on the surface.” Graves could also symbolize the unconscious. If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life. If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase your self-awareness and your spiritual identity.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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As the girl is held captive, the movie leads the viewer through the wily games that the cartels play to lure poor Mexicans into the supposed paradise of the US, while Graver and Gillick go on a killing spree.
Screen veteran Catherine Keener is likeable as CIA deputy director Cynthia Foard and the relationship between her and Graver, whatever it is, could be expanded upon.
This time Alejandro and Graver plot the kidnap of a young girl, Isabela Reyes (played by 16-yearold Isabela Moner of Transformers: The Last Knight fame), the daughter of a drug cartel boss on the orders of the US government who suspect the Mexican drug cartels are trafficking terrorists across the Mexican border into the US.
"I'm gonna have to get dirty," Graver utters gravely.
It didn't take long for the jury to return a verdict in favor of the Fire Department for $258,000 in compensatory damages and $1.5 million for damages meant to punish Graver.
Graver is from the International Council on Clean Transportation, the same group that exposed the emissions cheating scandal involving Volkswagen diesel cars.
Get a graver, learn how to sharpen it, mount it in a suitable wood handle, get yourself a light hammer and start cutting steel.
CHESTER: Ames, Hamblin, Grat-Soulsby, Mole, Graver, Stephenson (McGill 75), Marron, Stafford, Johnson, Heslop (Hepplewhite 46), Mickle (Davidson 67).
According to Duvnjak it turns out that yogists are graver danger than terrorists are and our bishops proved to be very prompt in lecturing the believers and punishing those who succumb to the modern challenges.
Flelping to draw her in is Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a sandal-clad mystery man who claims to be a Defense Dept, contractor, though Kate and her partner (Daniel Kaluuya) suspect from the start he could be CIA.
If a player is cautioned that does not exempt him from further sanction if a graver offence later comes to light on TV evidence."