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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of knell.


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  • The clang of the door of opportunity thus knelled in the ears of the colored house servant whirled the whole face of Negro advancement as on some great pivot.


  • And not from the East and not from the West knelled that soul-waking cry


  • But its huge clocks had successively knelled three hours after midnight, and all continued still and silent as the grave.

    Quentin Durward

  • She wore tiny bat hearts strung around her neck which knelled each moment's sip of time.

    Creatures: A Memoir

  • His right hand, clenched into an iron mallet, battered desperately at the fearful face bent toward his; the beast-like teeth shattered under his blows and blood splattered, but still the red eyes gloated and the taloned fingers sank deeper and deeper until a ringing in Turlogh's ears knelled his soul's departure.

    People of the Dark

  • And such was fortunate, yet each of old Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.

    The Dark Tower

  • _What_ disaster it was that was thus knelled forth they knew not, and could hardly believe the tidings when given in articulate words.

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • "I made that bonnet myself," Winifred declared, as Ruth knelled down beside the dolls and exclaimed admiringly over Josephine's fine apparel.

    A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia

  • The thousands daily knelled out of the world, who lie in gorgeous sepulchres, or rot unburied on the surface of the earth, excite no emotion compared to that conjured up by the meanest dead at our feet.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy

  • QUOTATION: Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.



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