How to use deathblow in a sentence
The soldier implored Usama for amnesty just as Usama prepared to deliver the deathblow.
Taken together, this legal wrangling could be a deathblow to the company that once ruled the Internet.
This fearful war was a deathblow to your father's sanguine hopes of making a rapid fortune.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The story to which two little words, yes or no, ends so ecstatically, or gives the deathblow.A Changed Heart | May Agnes Fleming
In the long reign of his son Manasseh later writers saw the deathblow to the Judaean kingdom.
This was practically the deathblow to the Anglo-Castilian marriage.Mary Tudor, Queen of France | Mary Croom Brown
Two days later, he gave to the country the expressive phrase "contraband of war," which proved the deathblow of American slavery.
British Dictionary definitions for deathblow
a thing or event that destroys life or hope, esp suddenly
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