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Death knell   Listen
death knell  n.  
A stroke or tolling of a bell, announcing a death; a knell (1).
Hence: (figuratively) A sign or harbinger of the end, death, or passing away of anything.

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"Death knell" Quotes from Famous Books

... vindictive and dreadful radicalism which if left uncontrolled it is certain in the end to arouse. Sweeping attacks upon all property, upon all men of means, without regard to whether they do well or ill, would sound the death knell of the Republic; and such attacks become inevitable if decent citizens permit rich men whose lives are corrupt and evil to domineer in swollen pride, unchecked and unhindered, over the destinies of this country. We act in no vindictive spirit, and we are no respecters of persons. ...
— Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt • Theodore Roosevelt

Words linked to "Death knell" :   death bell, prognostic, prognostication, portent

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