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a wake: a funeral, a vigil, a watch, an aftermath
I attended my great-grandfather's wake yesterday. It was sad, but I wanted to see his face one last time.
to wake up to come alive, to awaken, to get up
- "I am not sure whether or not you have heard, but I have recently been asked to return to Ireland for a few days to deliver the eulogy at my grandfather's wake."
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