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Words nearby death knell
Example sentences from the Web for death knell
The horrible words rang in her ears like a death-knell; every pulse-beat repeated, "Too late!"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
It is heard on two subsequent occasions during the play, and is the death-knell of the lovers.Shakespeare in the Theatre|William Poel
For the War cannot end till the death-knell of autocracy is sounded.The Case For India|Annie Besant
She recognized the death-knell of her cherished expectations.Unleavened Bread|Robert Grant
But the ghastly incident was to her as the sounding of her own death-knell.The Swindler and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
British Dictionary definitions for death knell
Idioms and Phrases with death knell
Something that indicates impending failure, as in His low scores sounded the death knell for his ambitions. The noun knell, used for the ringing of a bell since at least a.d. 1000, is rarely heard today except in this figurative phrase.