ASH'ES, n. plu. Without the singular number.
1. The earthy particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion; as of wood or coal.
2. The remains of the human body when burnt. Hence figuratively, a dead body or corpse.
3. In scripture, ashes is used to denote vileness, meanness, frailty, or humiliation.
I who am but dust and ashes. Gen 18.
I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42.
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