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    posture=usual position

    What does the author mean by saying "in postures"? Is he talking about the usual position of the corpse?
    "Scarcely, in truth, is a graveyard ever encroached upon, for any purpose, to any great extent, that skeletons are not found in postures which suggest the most fearful of suspicions." (

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    Re: posture=usual position

    He is talking about the corpses/skeletons being found not lying flat on their backs, as one would expect of a dead body in a coffin, but in contorted positions - leading to the suspicion that they had been buried alive, and had wakened up to find themselves entombed...
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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