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aaaaaaaaaa[113] – v. to empty a space, e.g. home, office, studio, treehouse, car that once belonged to the deceased:

It was almost impossible for the  two aaaaaaaaa[74]s to aaaaaaaaaa[113] their parents’ bedroom because every drawer was filled with things that aaaaaaa [12]. Even though they were not trying to aaaaaaaaaa[127] they were overwhelmed by aaaaaaa [9]s. 


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              [79] – v. to viscerally differentiate between a sleeping body and a dead one:

She could not articulate how she               [79]ed but she instinctively shielded her children from seeing their father on the sofa.


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aaaaaaaaaa[20] – n. discomfort or embarrassment about how or why someone died:

Her friends were confused by the semiaaaaaaaaa[74]s seething aaaaaaaa[31] towards her father. The family could not admit that had died at his mistress’ house because of   aaaaaaaaaa[20] it caused their mother.


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aaaaaa [88] – n. family member of a mass murderer:

Because this author is both a  aaaaaaaa[49] and an  aaaaaa [88], she opened her speech by apologizing to anyone in the audience who may have been hurt by her son’s actions. Her complex mixture of grief, aaaaaaaa [31], and aaaaaaaaa[20] strained her voice and aaaaaaa [12] despite her obvious intention to remain calm.


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aaaaaaaaa[86] – adj. covered in someone else’s blood:

He was in shock and aaaaaaaaa [86]ed when his parents finally found him. When they explained that he was a aaaaaaaaa[41]  because his sister had not escaped the gunman, he collapsed.


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aaaaaaaaa[41] – n. a person who has lost a sibling:

Did you know that medical studies have found that female  aaaaaaaaa[41]s  are more likely to die from heart attack and or stroke after the death of a sibling, compared to people who had not lost a sibling?


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aaaaaaaaa[116]  – n. site of an accident or tragedy:

The teachers debated whether it was worse to have to face the aaaaaaaaa[116] every day when they returned to school or to have the building torn down and observe how their fellow teacher’s sacrifice became more of a aaaaaaaaaa[157] with each new wave of incoming students.



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              [52] n. surrogate for a dead person:

As they waited for the sushi to arrive, he was hyper-aware that everyone at the table was there as a               [52] for the birthday boy.


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aaaaaaa[109] – n. a memorial with a a sense of humor: 

The aaaaaaaaa[41] was lost in memories as she headed back to the car. Fortunately, she glanced down just in time to avoid stepping on a makeshift aaaaaaa [109] for a tiny rodent resident of the neighborhood. As she cackled her dead brother did not seem so distant.


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aaaaaaaa[2] – n. [usually plural] grooves left in face or hand cream from the last time a loved one’s fingers reached in:

aaaaaaaaaa[113]ing her mother’s medicine cabinet, she discovered a jar of hand cream. Its aaaaaaaa[2]s and floral aaaaaaa [9] immediately aaaaaaa[12]ed.