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synonyms for deathblow

  • coup de grace
  • decisive stroke
  • finishing blow
  • closer
  • culmination
  • finisher
  • capper
  • coup de grâce
  • crowning blow
  • deciding moment
  • finishing touch
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How to use deathblow in a sentence

This fearful war was a deathblow to your father's sanguine hopes of making a rapid fortune.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The story to which two little words, yes or no, ends so ecstatically, or gives the deathblow.
A CHANGED HEARTMAY AGNES FLEMING
In the long reign of his son Manasseh later writers saw the deathblow to the Judaean kingdom.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
This was practically the deathblow to the Anglo-Castilian marriage.
MARY TUDOR, QUEEN OF FRANCEMARY CROOM BROWN
Two days later, he gave to the country the expressive phrase "contraband of war," which proved the deathblow of American slavery.
THE BAY STATE MONTHLY, VOLUME I. NO. VI. JUNE, 1884VARIOUS
This last was a clincher and the obscurantic antisalts received the deathblow they richly deserved.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
But it was the introduction and general employment of lightning-rods that dealt a final deathblow to the thunderbolt theory.
FALLING IN LOVEGRANT ALLEN
Guy went out to meet him and after a fearful encounter was able to deal a deathblow with his battle-axe behind the beast's ear.
YOUNG FOLKS TREASURY, VOLUME 2 (OF 12)VARIOUS
But even in his dying struggles the boar would have killed her, had not Meleager come to her rescue and given him his deathblow.
MYTHS OF GREECE AND ROMEH. A. GUERBER
The mournful accident already alluded to had affected his health, and he now received his deathblow.
NOTES OF A TWENTY-FIVE YEARS' SERVICE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORYJOHN M'LEAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEATHBLOW

  • coup de grace
  • deathblow
  • decisive stroke
  • finishing blow
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.