The failure to grasp this fact is the death knell of orthodox religion.
The one word the Professor's Wife spoke was like a death knell.
He watched the clock now as a man who waits for the death knell.
The advent of this vessel was the death knell of the Indian tribes.
Indeed there can be but little doubt that this event also sounded the death knell of Maya civilization.
At intervals of ten minutes the huge seventeen-inch shells fell, sounding the death knell of the beautiful old town.
"I can write a few lines to her, and try," replied I mournfully, for the old man's words sounded like a death knell to my hopes.
For the time being that seemed to sound the death knell of the common road steam-propelled vehicle.
Can they not grasp the fact that the influx of Americans and American capital sounds the death knell of slavery and peonage?
He was extremely perplexed, for to him it was as his death knell, and he commenced setting his house in order.