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  • v. Present participle of knell.


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  • So let's just stop all the dramatic death-knelling every time one of our beloved heroes is literally caught with his proverbial pants down.

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  • When I entered the room, Arnim was lying flat out on the bed with Gary knelling between his outstretched legs.

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  • Looking for taint of evil …. knelling bell of soul dying …. still looking … nope … not there.

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  • Waking up to the sea crashing all around you is quite different to college bells knelling the morning into action.

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  • This was the worst time of night, when fears took over, and the Hussars and Lancers inside their walls would hear the wolves in the hills, the nightjars, and each sound would be a knelling for their death until the senses were blunted, distrusted, and the night merely became a horror to survive.

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  • She heard the words, "You cannot redeem me now!" knelling in her ears, her thoughts flashed back over years of remorse, to the day of her error, and she saw rising up as it were before her, like a spectre from the tomb, seeking retribution, the image of the child she had sacrificed to her vanity.

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  • Hopes and fears are knelling in the morning, which brings nothing to relieve her anxiety for the absent one; and Mr. Snivel has taken the precaution to have the news of the lost ship find its way into the papers.

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  • She hears the words knelling in her ears: "A guilty conscience needs no betrayer."

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  • Where yawns are numerous while Big Ben is knelling.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 21, 1892

  • Thither the bad priest comes by night with his light o’ love, and at the first stroke of eleven he begins to mumble the mass backwards, and ends just as the clocks are knelling the midnight hour.

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