Those are the figures that will tell us whether the bell really has tolled for peace.
The bells tolled, the bells tolled in Richmond, tolled from each of her seven hills!
On the day of his death the church bells were tolled in many a Northern town.
A winding bell used be tolled on a dead person being put into her shroud.
He had dreamt he heard again the passing bell that had tolled for Blaisette.
He has gone on, but sent the messenger forward to the Bishop of London, who caused the great bell to be tolled.
But you declared that there was water enough, and tolled it!
The bells of all the city churches were tolled throughout the day.
"A great day,—say rather a great day for Ireland," tolled out the trumpeter.
The bell which tolled so often for the lost souls of the condemned is now gone.
"tax, fee," Old English toll, variant of toln, cognate with Old Norse tollr, Old Frisian tolen, Old High German zol, German Zoll, representing an early Germanic borrowing from Late Latin tolonium "custom house," from Latin telonium "tollhouse," from Greek teloneion "tollhouse," from telones "tax-collector," from telos "tax" (see tele-; for sense, cf. finance). Originally in a general sense of "payment exacted by an authority;" meaning "charge for right of passage along a road" is from late 15c.
"to sound with single strokes," mid-15c., probably a special use of tollen "to draw, lure," early 13c. variant of Old English -tyllan in betyllan "to lure, decoy," and fortyllan "draw away, seduce," of obscure origin. The notion is perhaps of "luring" people to church with the sound of the bells, or of "drawing" on the bell rope. Related: Tolled; tolling.
one of the branches of the king of Persia's revenues (Ezra 4:13; 7:24), probably a tax levied from those who used the bridges and fords and highways.