newly dead

newly dead

A term of art referring to the body of a recently deceased person.
References in classic literature ?
He did not resist, but we saw that he dragged his limbs as though they were paralysed, and that his fingers, from which the spear had fallen, were limp like those of a man newly dead.
So, when his newly dead body is found a year after her release, it becomes apparent nothing is as it seems.
THE doctor who plans the first head transplant said yesterday he will carry out "Frankenstein" experiments on the corpses of the newly dead.
It is a halfway house where the newly dead are welcomed by relatives who have gone to the other side before him, to review the life he has led and plan his return to earth with less emotional and intellectual baggage.
But Antoine Volodine's newly dead all manage to screw up their chances at enlightenment, and those still on Earth who are entrusted with reciting from the book to help them on their way might just as well be reading from a Tibetan cookbook for all the help that they provide.
I hadn't heard it said quite so succinctly or with such eloquence; and here, with the newly dead, it rang so true.
In the final installment of the Shadowlands series, all is not well on Juniper Landing, a place the newly dead travel through to resolve their former issues on earth.
Secondly: Christine herself isn't a believer in mediums, so when a general spills the secret, her first reaction is not interest, but disbelief: " "For over a decade we've used a medium to connect with newly dead soldiers - terminals, they're called - who embark on a final mission to gather information vital to our country's national security.
The death portrait, a genre which was not invented by the medium of photography, tried to bring the semblance of life back to the newly dead and stood as a testimony to the grief of those in mourning.
Drawing on her despised ability to communicate with the newly dead, Stone discovers a vicious serial killer is on the loose.
The purpose of the first type is to provide the relocation of the newly dead to a welcoming community of ancestors.
He works for the Ministry of Pandemonium, and his task is to guide the souls of the newly dead to the after-life.