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synonyms for knell

  • bell
  • proclaim
  • ring
  • signal
  • sound
  • summon
  • toll
  • warning
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How to use knell in a sentence

A knell from the church bell broke harshly on these youthful thoughts.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
The tones of the neighbouring convent bell, echoing through the stony vaults, sounded loud and awful as the knell of doom.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
It is not so now, for when the blacks revolted and drove their masters from the land, the death-knell of civilisation was sounded.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
When for mirth's yell earth's knell seemed pleaseSome dumb new grim great whim in him Made Jews take chalk for cheese.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
This date this pupil translates by the phrase, “Dock knell all” .
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
Barnstable listened in deep silence to this unexpected narration, which sounded in the ears of Dillon like his funeral knell.
THE PILOTJ. FENIMORE COOPER
He might have penned in his prison cell the knell for the tragedy of human life, De Morte.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
Would the step whose lightest footfall now made her heart leap, ever sound in her ear like a death-knell?
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
He was extremely perplexed, for to him it was as his death knell, and he commenced setting his house in order.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
There was an article on the bookselling affair in the Times of yesterday, which must be the knell of the Association.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO KNELL

  • bell
  • bong
  • boom
  • clang
  • dong
  • jingle
  • knell
  • sound
  • strike
  • tinkle
  • tintinnabulate
  • toll
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