sound/ring/toll the death knell

idiom

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

Examples of sound/ring/toll the death knell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current protests in Iran sound the death knell of the Islamic Republic. Masih Alinejad, Foreign Affairs, 18 Oct. 2022 With this is mind, could Noma’s closure sound the death knell for fine dining altogether? Lela London, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 Despite speculation about whether the trend of working from home would sound the death knell of downtown offices, most of the company’s tenants are staying put. Christian Barker, Forbes, 7 June 2021 That came as a shock to many in the Democratic Caucus and seemed to sound the death knell for the Build Back Better act for a while. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Some predict, pessimistically, that B2Bs will sound the death knell for trade shows and independent sales reps, but those fears are probably overblown. Andrew Weaver, Outside Online, 24 Aug. 2021 Wednesday night, Lebanon's Central Bank issued an announcement that seemed to finally sound the death knell on the country's floundering economy. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021

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Dictionary Entries Near sound/ring/toll the death knell

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sound/ring/toll the death knell

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