- 1.1 (burial ground) cementerio (masculine), panteón (masculine) (Mexico/México) an automobile/elephants' graveyard un cementerio de automóviles/elefantes to go to the graveyard [euphemistic/eufemístico] [dated/anticuado] pasar a mejor vida [euphemistic/eufemístico]More example sentences1.2 (place of failure) Hollywood was the graveyard of his hopes en Hollywood quedaron enterradas sus esperanzas
- He was buried beside my mother in the graveyard beside the church in the little town near our ranch.
- The graveyard was used from the beginning, as poor people who went to the workhouse couldn't afford to be buried in the church graveyards.
- She cycled on, through the winding streets of the village to the graveyard beside the old stone church.
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