Death-knell sentence example
- In May 1859 Ferdinand died, and was succeeded by his son, Francis II., who came to the throne just as the Franco-Sardinian victories in Lombardy were sounding the death-knell Frances 11.
- The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, followed by the establishment of direct steam communication between Spain and the Philippines, sounded the death knell of the peaceful outside the city, but were unsuccessful.
- The violent end to the Jacobite rising of 1745 also sounded the death knell of Highland society.
- The security breach and the violence in Parliament Square overshadowed the vote itself which anti-hunting campaigners hope will signal the death knell of foxhunting.
- Incidentally, those who predicted the smoking ban would spell the death knell of the Irish pub couldn't have been more wrong.Advertisement
- Changes in finance could be quietly tolling the death knell for property companies anyway, he believes.
- In this unpredictable, regional evolution can be heard the death knell for Mr Bush's " Greater Middle East Initiative.
- This was the final death knell for the tramways, the last tram running at 4.30pm on 15 February 1930.
- Is Norwich Union's closure of Hill House Hammond the death knell of the high street broker?
- On Christmas Eve, 2004, a loud bang in front of my place signaled what was perhaps the death-knell for my reliable workhorse.Advertisement
- Like any doomsday prophesy, the death knell was premature, but in 1937 John Cage reiterated the warning.
- I hope that this latest revelation may finally sound the death knell for our wasteful trips to Strasbourg.
- Kurt Cobain's suicide put an abrupt end to Nirvana, a band that almost single-handedly sounded the death knell of the arena rock era.
- In some cases, if they find that a website has severely abused their content, they will actually delist the site - and being banned by Google is pretty much the death-knell for any site.