Tombstone in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Tombstone

(Britain, intransitive) To take part in tombstoning: to jump into the sea, etc. from a cliff or other high point so as to enter the water vertically straight. | (surfing) For a surfboard to stand upright half-submerged in the water (like a tombstone, above) because the surfer is underwater with his or her legrope pulled tight. Often this indicates a surfer in difficulty, either held down by the power of a wave or unconscious and unable to get to the surface. | (transitive, computing, Microsoft Windows) To replace (an object or data) with a tombstone marker.

Short Example Sentences for Tombstone

  • 1. When and how this tombstone was placed there is not known. 🔊
  • 2. She felt for the tombstone and sat down. 🔊
  • 3. I could get no tombstone to place over his remains. 🔊
  • 4. They were drifting over the Tombstone grounds. 🔊
  • 5. He got it, of course, and enough for a tombstone besides. 🔊
  • 6. His friends surely will raise to him no ostentatious tombstone or statue. 🔊
  • 7. He sat on a tombstone near his mother's grave. 🔊
  • 8. I walked on and hung about outside till the tombstone man come out. 🔊
  • 9. Or, as his tombstone has it, he developed the resources of his country. 🔊
  • 10. It was a tombstone in memory of an infant, aged eight months. 🔊
  • 11. He returned to Trefusis to say that the tombstone job had ruined him. 🔊
  • 12. The tombstone on the floor is that of Gundrada, brought here from Isfield. 🔊
  • 13. Don't you think he ought to have a tombstone telling about it? 🔊
  • 14. You see, at first it wasn't a tombstone but a marble-top dresser. 🔊
  • 15. Forgotten" will never be written upon the tombstone of Nathaniel Hawthorne. 🔊
  • 16. Upon a tombstone in Pennsylvania: "Battle of Shiloh. 🔊

How to use Tombstone in Sentences?

  • 1. What is a woman going to say when she has a tombstone thrown in her face like that? 🔊
  • 2. He had been picked up at sea, and stood in no present need of tombstone or epitaph. 🔊
  • 3. The weeds were already matted over it, and the tombstone was half hid among nettles. 🔊
  • 4. A tombstone is the last thing on earth that Welborne would want to think about or talk about. 🔊
  • 5. His body was buried at Ratisbon, but the tombstone was destroyed during the war then raging. 🔊
  • 6. And yet, it was clearly proved before the House of Lords that no such tombstone ever existed. 🔊
  • 7. There was more in her house than the tombstone rectitude of the chair-backs to remind me of the graveyard. 🔊
  • 8. My tombstone would have been some hundreds of muster-rolls and my obituary a fortune to a newspaper. 🔊
  • 9. That report which had got into the country with regard to her funeral and tombstone began to be very flatly contradicted. 🔊
  • 10. They are looking at a gentleman who is standing all alone on a big flat tombstone near the church wall. 🔊
  • 11. She was in the act of mounting upon a flat tombstone which lay close in the wall's shadow. 🔊
  • 12. His memory still survives in his home, and an inscription on his tombstone records his extraordinary powers. 🔊
  • 13. Taking off his wrapper he seated himself upon a tombstone and began cutting it into pieces, shaping a short sleeveless jacket. 🔊
  • 14. Just above, on the flat tombstone that jutted over the ridge, stood a beautiful lady, and looked down on them. 🔊
  • 15. His square, upright tombstone stands in the village graveyard, and commemorates the stocky virtues of integrity and piety. 🔊
  • 16. Since the cattle trade did not employ their whole energy, they oft repaired to a nearby trail and stopped the Tombstone stage. 🔊
  • 17. This tombstone is very perfect; lying in a loose, unconnected manner, as you enter the chapel; the chapel itself having a crypt-like appearance. 🔊
  • 18. On turning again my eye fell instantly on the word "Beethoven" in golden letters on a tombstone of gray marble. 🔊
  • 19. He set Pip on a tombstone and tilted him so far back that the church steeple seemed to turn a somersault, growling at him in a terrible voice. 🔊