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How to use toll in a sentence
In Sweden, the government’s decision to adopt a light-touch strategy to tackle the pandemic pushed its death toll per capita many times higher than in the rest of the Nordic region.Europe is at a turning point as COVID cases spike, and fragile governments feel the heat|Bernhard Warner|August 20, 2020|Fortune
In contrast, income growth has stalled or even turned negative among the hundreds of millions in the low- to middle-income population as the pandemic took a toll on the jobs market.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
In early June, it forced the health ministry to start publishing comprehensive data on covid-19 deaths again, after the ministry stopped doing so in what was widely seen as an attempt to cover up the rapidly rising death toll.
Even as the number of confirmed covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 13,000 and the death toll passed 200 in mid-July, the government refused to restore 4G internet speeds.How India became the world’s leader in internet shutdowns|Katie McLean|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The incident took a severe toll on public confidence in vaccination.
The death toll, which experts believe has been significantly undercut by secret burials, stands at 7,905.
In France, the death toll has been lower: One young man killed in the city of Nantes.
The latest reported death toll is 80 children and 46 adults, but that is expected to rise.Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America|Sami Yousafzai|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While the look worked for some, the combination of heat and chemicals took a toll on the hair of others.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The amount of literal brainwork needed to do his job too such a toll on him that it sent him to an early grave,” Goode says.From ‘The Good Wife’ to ‘The Imitation Game’: Matthew Goode Wages His Charm Offensive|Kevin Fallon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this the royal band of music would strike up its liveliest airs, and a great bell would toll its evening warning.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Jack's keeper offered the right toll, but the toll-bar man would not take it.
A country girl, riding by a turnpike-road without paying toll, the gate-keeper hailed her and demanded his fee.
Sixty, nay fifty, years ago, there were six toll-houses and turnpike bars between London and Portsmouth.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
On leaving Conway we crossed the suspension bridge, paying a goodly toll for the privilege.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for toll (1 of 2)
Word Origin for toll
British Dictionary definitions for toll (2 of 2)
- an amount of money levied, esp for the use of certain roads, bridges, etc, to cover the cost of maintenance
- (as modifier)toll road; toll bridge
Word Origin for toll
Other Idioms and Phrases with toll
see take its toll.