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Historical UsagePlay
Entomb is often used when discussing ancient or historical burial practices. SlideSeveral kings were entombed within the chamber, their sarcophagi adorned with inscriptions.
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Formal ContextPlay
'Entomb' is formal and typically used in solemn or respectful contexts related to death. SlideThe community gathered to entomb the town's founder with the highest honors.
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Ceremonial ConnotationPlay
Using 'entomb' can imply a ceremony or ritual associated with burial. SlideThe soldiers were entombed with full military honors after their heroic deeds.