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aaaaaaaa[147] – n. someone who survives the deaths of multiple spouses:

The aaaaaaaaa[74] was bewildered by which details to put on her mother’s tombstone or where to bury her. As a aaaaaaaa[147] who had two late husbands and one current “companion”, there were many options but none of them felt comfortable.


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Aaaaa[100] – n. first funeral you ever attend:

Another researcher emphasized that people in Black communities tend to be significantly younger than their White counterparts when they attend their Aaaaa[100] because of the inescapable violence these communities face.


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aaaaaaaaa[119]– n. weight of knowing that you took someone’s life:

When she read about a two year-old who accidentally shot and killed his brother, she wondered how theaaaaaaaaa[41] would process theaaaaaaaaa[119] later in life.


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aaaaaa[60]– n. volunteer pallbearer for a aaaa[73] (most commonly a veteran):

His experience as a aaaaaa[60]in high school encouraged him to volunteer to aaaaaaaaaa[54] after he graduated from college and made him more comfortable around death.


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aaaaa[73] – n. person without any living family or friends who dies without any mourners:

The aaaaaa[60] was saddened that she knew so little about the homeless veteran they were burying who was a aaaaa[47] of his military unit as well as a aaaaa[73].


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aaaaa[47] – n. the last surviving member of a group or family:

Can you imagine how isolated you would feel if you were the aaaaa[47] speaker of a language on the brink of extinction?


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aaaaaaa[11]  – n. mourning ritual where a person does not throw away anything that belonged to the deceased: 

Even though the house is filled with objects, photos, and smells thataaaaaaa[12], both siblings were adhering to their family’s unspokenaaaaaaaa[11].


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aaaaaaa[279]  – n. feeling of isolation or disconnection caused by wanting to be with other mourners but being unable to travel to memorial services because of finances, work, school, immigration status, imprisonment, etc:

A few months after his sister’s death, the aaaaaaaaa[41]‘s father died but he could not afford to fly back to South America again. Intense waves of aaaaaaa[279] overwhelmed him until he was able to visit his father’s grave.


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aaaaaaaaaa[54]  – v. to comfort a dying stranger: 

The  aaaaaaaa[39] ’s guilt about her partner dying alone prompted her to volunteer to  aaaaaaaaaa[54] at a local hospital.


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aaaaaa[70] – v. to lose a fundamental part or parts of your identity:

aaaaaaaa [49]s of an only child aaaaaaa [70] that many people do not acknowledge or understand.