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verb (used with object)
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Origin of knell
OTHER WORDS FROM knellun·knelled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for knell
The government wanted to reduce labor and costs, but many growers view the law as a quality death knell.
Last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sounded what many considered to be the death knell for the SNC.
They wanted to sound the death knell for the campaign, file their stories, and get out of Memphis as soon as possible.Plight of the Republican Presidential Race’s Zombie Candidates|Matt Bennett|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When you have somebody working for your campaign, like Grooms, who says you can't win, that is the death knell for a candidate.
I now consider it the death knell for traditional publishing.
A knell from the church bell broke harshly on these youthful thoughts.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
The tones of the neighbouring convent bell, echoing through the stony vaults, sounded loud and awful as the knell of doom.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
It is not so now, for when the blacks revolted and drove their masters from the land, the death-knell of civilisation was sounded.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
When for mirth's yell earth's knell seemed pleaseSome dumb new grim great whim in him Made Jews take chalk for cheese.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
This date this pupil translates by the phrase, “Dock knell all” .Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
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Idioms and Phrases with knell
see death knell.