sound/ring/toll the death knell

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: to cause the end of Many people thought that the Internet would sound/ring/toll the death knell for newspapers.

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“Sound/ring/toll the death knell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sound%2Fring%2Ftoll%20the%20death%20knell. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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