the bell of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, rung on July 8, 1776, to announce the adoption of the Declaration of Independence; since then a national symbol of liberty: moved to a special exhibition pavilion behind Independence Hall on January 1, 1976.
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How to use Liberty Bell in a sentence
Once the kids are back in school and the lines at the Liberty Bell disappear, you’ll find a warm, walkable and LGBTQ-welcoming city.LGBTQ travelers show how to explore safely this fall | Ed Salvato | September 9, 2021 | Washington Blade
On July 4th I saw a sign that read, “Let Liberty Bell Ring U.S. of America.”Downsizing the War: Layoffs and Yard Sales in Afghanistan | Nick Willard | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I should hate to see it carted around like the Liberty Bell, although we were glad enough to have it in Chicago.Brenda's Ward | Helen Leah Reed
This Liberty Bell has been carefully preserved and may be seen even now after all these years.Little Folks of North America | Mary Hazelton Wade
However this may be, the Declaration was finally signed, and Liberty Bell proclaimed the fact to all within hearing.My Native Land | James Cox
Both wrote for the Liberty Bell, an annual published in the interests of the anti-slavery agitation.The Vision of Sir Launfal | James Russell Lowell
Miss Sallie and the girls marched into the long salon dining-room, while the band played Liberty Bell.The Automobile Girls at Newport | Laura Dent Crane
Cultural definitions for Liberty Bell
A relic and symbol (see also symbol) of the American Revolutionary War. The Liberty Bell, first cast in England in the 1750s, is inscribed with words from the Bible (see also Bible): “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” The bell hung in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and was rung at the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence. It cracked while being tolled for the death in 1835 of Chief Justice John Marshall and was taken out of service. It is now on display at Independence Hall.
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