from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells.


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  • Désiré, the two musicians, and the rest of them went to bed just as the alarm clocks were beginning to ring in most houses, and they slept through the greater part of the day.

    Maigret in Montmartre

  • Telephones now began to ring in 11 Group operations room.

    The HurricaneStory

  • No gentle snowdrop, indoors or out, to ring in the spring with its green-tipped bells; no gay little crocus, nor graceful scilla, nor tall polyanthus narcissus.

    Gardening by Myself

  • Along comes a dashing young policeman, a bachelor moreover, who has to ring in a box on the corner of Maple and Vine streets at one o'clock and whose beat then takes him down Vine Street right near the Serafino house.

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry


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