death knell

  1. an omen of death or destruction
  2. a bell rung to announce a death
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How To Use death knell In A Sentence

  • Energy analyst Walt Patterson believes this would sound the death knell for research.
  • The unstoppable rise of internet shopping was supposed to sound the death knell of the British high street. Times, Sunday Times
  • Spain is to move its clocks back one hour to be in time with Britain in a change that could sound the death knell for the siesta. Times, Sunday Times
  • Livra's words had set a bell tolling the death knell in the king's head.
  • That was the death knell for him. The Sun
  • It was Jo Gordon's trademark Dr Who scarves that first aroused the magpie eyes of the UK fashion pack three years ago, sounding the first death knell for the soppy pashmina.
  • The amount of complaints that would come if we still were that band would have been the death knell. The Sun
  • However, it was the Titanic disaster that sounded the death knell for his collapsible armada with the introduction, paradoxically, of strict new lifeboat regulations.
  • This in turn will be the death knell of small local shops. The Sun
  • That was the death knell for him. The Sun
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