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How to use toll in a sentence
In Illinois, there was a new high of infections again — 12,657 — marking a toll of at least 10,000 cases each day over the past week.As coronavirus soars, hospitals hope to avoid an agonizing choice: Who gets care and who goes home|Darryl Fears, Joel Achenbach, Brittney Martin|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
That was especially true during the 1960s, when the Apollo program offered a reprieve from the death toll in Vietnam.During a year of tumult, space has been a rare bright spot. SpaceX and NASA hope to keep it that way.|Christian Davenport|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
That death toll continues to rise even as it is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.Johnson & Johnson, three other companies close in on $26 billion deal on opioid litigation|Joel Achenbach, Christopher Rowland, Katie Zezima, Aaron Davis|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
With the arrival of flu season, the death toll could be staggering.
The staff would not hear from Morse again in an all-hands setting until three months later when he told them that CNN was shutting down Great Big Story because of the pandemic’s toll on its revenue.‘Two very, very different companies’: Why CNN’s Great Big Story failed to survive|Tim Peterson|November 2, 2020|Digiday
And then came the final bell-tolling moment of truth: When someone compared you to Bon Jovi, you took it as a compliment.
Bells were pealing and tolling in all directions, and the air was filled with the sound of distant shouts and cries.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
A hundred years back, meetings of the inhabitants were called by the tolling of one of St. Martin's bells.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The regular tolling of the gong, calling to toil or meals, accentuates the enervating routine.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
The tolling of the bell was the acceptance of the vow on the part of the Virgin.
In the meantime, the speed was slackening, and by and by the harsh tolling of the locomotive bell echoed among the pines.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for toll (1 of 2)
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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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with toll
see take its toll.