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to toll the death knell

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  • toll the death knell — sound/toll the death knell to cause an organization, system, or activity to fail or end. The new superstore will sound the death knell for hundreds of small independent shops. (often + for) The closure of the local car factory tolled the death… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sound the death knell — sound/toll the death knell to cause an organization, system, or activity to fail or end. The new superstore will sound the death knell for hundreds of small independent shops. (often + for) The closure of the local car factory tolled the death… …   New idioms dictionary

  • death knell — n [singular] a sign that something will soon fail or stop existing →↑death blow (sound/strike/toll) the death knell for/of sth ▪ The loss of Georgia would sound the death knell of Republican hopes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Death knell — A death knell is the ringing of a bell to announce a death. This is also called tolling the bell. The ancient custom of ringing a church bell at the actual time of death (The Passing Bell, or rather the Death Knell) fell into disuse in England by …   Wikipedia

  • knell — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cnyllan; akin to Middle High German erknellen to toll Date: before 12th century transitive verb to summon or announce by or as if by a knell intransitive verb 1. to ring especially for a death,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Church (band) — This article is about the Australian rock band. For other uses of the term church , see Church (disambiguation). The Church …   Wikipedia

  • The Big Breakfast — This article is about the British television show. For the Canadian television show of the same name, see The Big Breakfast (Canada). For the Australian television show of the same name, also known as The Big Arvo , see The Big Arvo. Infobox… …   Wikipedia

  • toll — toll1 [tōl] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger zoll, ON tollr < MLowG tol < ML tolneum < VL * toloneum, toll(house), for L teloneum < Gr telōnion < telōnēs, tax collector < telos, tax, akin to tlēnai, to support, bear: for IE base see… …   English World dictionary

  • The Minister's Black Veil — The children fled from his approach , illustration by Elenore Abbott, 1900 The Minister s Black Veil is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was first published in the 1836 edition of The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, edited by Samuel… …   Wikipedia

  • knell — noun, literary 1) the knell of the ship s bell Syn: toll, tolling, dong, resounding, reverberation; death knell; archaic tocsin 2) this sounded the knell for the project Syn: end, beginning of the end …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • knell — Synonyms and related words: annihilation, bane, bell, bemoan, bewail, biological death, bong, cessation of life, change ringing, chime, chiming, chink, clang, clanging, clangor, clank, clanking, clinical death, clink, coronach, crossing the bar,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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