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nɛlknell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knellverb

    the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something

  2. knellverb

    ring as in announcing death

    Synonyms:
    ring

  3. ring, knellverb

    make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

    "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"

    Synonyms:
    telephone, band, border, environ, peal, echo, phone, reverberate, skirt, resound, call up, surround, call, ring

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  1. List of paraphrases for "knell":

    funeral

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How to use knell in a sentence?

  1. John Beck:

    Michigan State University’s probably more a spur toaction than a huge death knell.

  2. Steve Deace:

    His entire campaign is based on him being a blunt instrument he can get back at Washington with. If he dulls those edges, that would be the death knell for him. it will be interesting to see how Scott Walker performs in this environment. I think we have to see if this [debate] diminishes his stature or he is able to craft an everyman persona who is a nice contrast to the bigger personalities.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.

  4. Mark Brooks:

    I would have thought this would be a death knell for that company because their entire business basis is privacy, it just goes to say that all press is good press...The awareness of the brand is through the roof.

  5. James Gagliano:

    I have never been exposed to someone as prepared, as fair, as impartial, as unbiased and as precise in his language as John Gleeson, john Gotti could spell a death knell for a case just in three or four words.


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