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  • n. Plural form of knell.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knell.

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Examples

  • This is going to be a pretty simple November ... and the first of many coming death knells for Democrats ... unless the pull away from the precipice.

    NRA flips, endorses McDonnell over Deeds

  • P2p and the digital media represent tremendous opportunities, not death knells.

    Us versus Them

  • What would you say to a soft, brown face, aureoled in a thousand ripples of gray-black hair, which knells suddenly: “Do you trust white people?”

    DARKWATER

  • Oh, and no death knells on all sides for national health care reform.

    William Bradley: What Scott Brown Knew In 2010 and Barack Obama Knew In 2008

  • The first knells of the birds signal the end of the night; she doesn't have much time.

    The Other Shoe

  • When I first started looking at the CNN death knells, in April, I spent a day watching coverage of the coal mining disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia, in which there was an on-going search for four trapped miners after a blast killed 25 of their colleagues.

    MP Nunan: What's Killing CNN? Live Television

  • Before panic sets in amongst the electorate, five states already make do without the office (Oregon, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Maine), and others are contemplating similar death knells, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who would make the Secretary in State his next-in-line successor.

    Life Support for Lieutenant Governor

  • The mechanized buzz and then the click of the lock were like knells to her.

    Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve

  • Before panic sets in amongst the electorate, five states already make do without the office Oregon, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Maine, and others are contemplating similar death knells, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who would make the Secretary in State his next-in-line successor.

    Shawn Healy: Life Support for Lieutenant Governor

  • Back in the day, Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land became hugely popular (and reviled) as one of the death knells of the conservative Fifties.

    MIND MELD: What are the Most Controversial SF/F Novels of the Past & Present?

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