Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of death knell.

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Examples

  • And sign of the moment of the world’s end shall be thus: there shall sound from the place of the most high a great death-knell, which is called the Bell of Shivan-SarZ.

    Do Comets Dream?

  • At a time when our struggling town centres need all the help they can get, expanding out-of-town supermarkets would risk turning a downturn into a death-knell Revealed: how supermarkets plan to build thousands more stores mostly out of town, 22 December.

    Supermarkets and the struggle for the high street

  • The original removal of their funding was one more obstacle, not a death-knell.

    GB women's volleyball team determined to get to 2012 Olympics

  • The final TV tapings of "One Life to Live," along with the recent departures of "All My Children," "As the World Turns" and "Guiding Light," have marked not just the death-knell of four shows whose genre has been on the decline for more than a decade, but something more significant for New York.

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  • The sleep into which I now sunk refreshed me; and when I awoke, I again felt as if I belonged to a race of human beings like myself, and I began to reflect upon what had passed with greater composure; yet still the words of the fiend rung in my ears like a death-knell, they appeared like a dream, yet distinct and oppressive as a reality.

    Chapter 3

  • Yates, who was drafted in during one of its death-knell revamps, believes that the Sony nomination reflects a renewed interest in the pop chart, which has been boosted by the rise of legal download sales.

    Reggie Yates: spinning lots of plates - and discs

  • “Passing it piecemeal” is an absolute death-knell.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Call Your Senators

  • "I fervently hope," Swami Vivekananda went on to say, "that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal."

    Rev. Charles Gibbs: For God, For Good, For Neighbor

  • “Passing it piecemeal” is an absolute death-knell.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Call Your Senators

  • "I fervently hope," Swami Vivekananda went on to say, "that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal."

    Rev. Charles Gibbs: For God, For Good, For Neighbor

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