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verb as in chime


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Indeed, when we look back now, 25 years later, we can see that Deep Blue’s victory wasn’t so much a triumph of AI but a kind of death knell.

An income tax “would perhaps be a form of a death knell to this little bit of momentum we were having,” Parfet told me.

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The government wanted to reduce labor and costs, but many growers view the law as a quality death knell.

Last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sounded what many considered to be the death knell for the SNC.

They wanted to sound the death knell for the campaign, file their stories, and get out of Memphis as soon as possible.

When you have somebody working for your campaign, like Grooms, who says you can't win, that is the death knell for a candidate.

I now consider it the death knell for traditional publishing.

A knell from the church bell broke harshly on these youthful thoughts.

The tones of the neighbouring convent bell, echoing through the stony vaults, sounded loud and awful as the knell of doom.

It is not so now, for when the blacks revolted and drove their masters from the land, the death-knell of civilisation was sounded.

When for mirth's yell earth's knell seemed pleaseSome dumb new grim great whim in him Made Jews take chalk for cheese.

This date this pupil translates by the phrase, “Dock knell all” .

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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to knell, such as: bell, proclaim, ring, signal, sound, and summon.

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