(n.) The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
(n.) To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen.
(v. t.) To summon, as by a knell.
(1) The BBC Trust The green paper sounds the death knell for the BBC’s current governance system in the form of the BBC Trust, which it says has come under “sustained criticism” as a result of the Savile scandal, the £100m Digital Media Initiative fiasco and excessive payoffs and salaries to BBC executives.
(2) He said: "If Heathrow builds its runway, it will be the death knell of low-cost flying for a generation."
(3) In the Commons yesterday all the former ministers were rounded on by a succession of Labour MPs claiming the moment marked the death knell of New Labour.
(4) Fashion's current preoccupation with art is effectively the death knell of the minimalist look – most art (Donald Judd and his ilk aside) is about getting messy.
(5) The return of the jihadists is likely to sound the death knell for the anti-regime opposition in north Syria.
(6) Brexit may sound the death knell for this progress.
(7) Saleh's return to Yemen after more than three months would seem to sound the death knell for the exit plan and the start of a bid to consolidate his ruling party's power base, which crumbled in his absence.
(8) You are neither the death knell for immigration reform nor the prime mover of the GOP agenda.
(9) "As such, it is highly likely the chancellor's annuity announcement will also turn out to be disastrous for first-time buyers and could represent the death knell of aspirations of homeownership for millions of young families.
(10) It will be the death knell for the whole Scottish literature "project" – a crushing denial of an identity that writers have been meticulously accumulating, trying to maintain and refine.
(11) Last Post in Iraq: this is the death knell of the American empire | George Galloway Read more Gen Bednarek adds: “The tougher issue will be, ‘what’s next?’ We must have local Sunni police and our tribes of Falluja sustain the fragile security, re-establish governance, and provide for the people,” he says.
(12) The regime’s offensive has been seen in the opposition-held north as a death knell for the UN deal, negotiated by its special envoy Staffan de Mistura, for a six-week ceasefire in the city.
(13) His comments were seen by some as sounding the death knell of the plan.
(14) And while the poll tax may be beyond the memory of most active politicians (the infamous riot that sounded its death knell took place 24 years ago this week) its consequences live on, from a contributory role in Mrs Thatcher's downfall to a massive and damaging centralisation of funding for local councils.
(15) In what some have described the death-knell for “Abenomics” – his three-arrow policy of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and structural reform – recent currency and market turmoil have wiped out the gains made soon after he became prime minister in late 2012.
(16) However, the switch to refrigerated lorries and growth in supermarket power sounded the death knell for many of these smaller farms, with the number of dairy farmers falling from 200,000 in the 1950s to around 10,000 today.
(17) The Department of Health last month publicly sounded the death knell for Labour's ill-fated £11.4bn national programme for IT, which began in 2002 and was said to be the largest civilian computer project ever undertaken.
(18) In what was being seen in Westminster last night as the death knell of New Labour and a return to a form of traditional left-right politics, Darling became the first chancellor since the 1970s to announce income tax increases, and also scrapped Gordon Brown's fiscal rules to sanction a doubling of borrowing this year.
(19) The changing nature of the labour market in the final quarter of the 20th century sounded the death knell for the old job for life and the smooth career progression, but, says Reeves, the self-employment model characterised by WVM provided a means of upward mobility.
(20) It will not just be the death knell for the farm but the death knell for the whole community,” said Alan Davies, managing director of the FUW.
(n.) A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.
(v. t.) To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing.
(v. i.) To sound, as a bell; to knell.
(n.) The tolling of a bell; a knell.
(1) Inadequacies of techniques presently used have been pointed out and the advantages of using Graham-Knoll's method for haemoglobin staining when counter stained with Giemsa together with autoradiography using tritiated thymidine have been demonstrated.
(2) The results confirmed the previous findings of Knoll on SOD activity and furthermore provided evidence that the activity of catalase is also significantly induced by the drug, which was not found in the previous study.
(3) He also imagined himself sitting on a grassy knoll in Poland, a country he had never visited, surrounded by rolling hills as dawn broke over the roof of the world on 26 May to reveal not a bucolic scene but the reality of his position – perched over a white abyss.
(4) In equianalgesic doses, azidomorphine is reported by J. Knoll, S. Fürst and K. Kelemen (The pharmacology of azidomorphine and azidocodeine.
(5) The effects of verapamil (Isoptin Knoll) and calcium glubionate (Calcium Polfa) were studied on the generation of free radicals and activity of anti-oxidant enzymes in rat's gastric mucosa following the oral administration of 50% ethyl alcohol.
(6) Partial (27 patients) or complete (5 patients) myeloperoxidase deficiency was confirmed by examination of cytochemical stains (Graham-Knoll method).
(7) Mean long bone length values and estimates of growth velocity are compared to data reported for the Indian Knoll and Arikara skeletal samples.
(8) As MAO inhibitors have beneficial effects in the treatment of malfunctions of aminergic transmitter systems (Johnstone and Marsh, 1973; Robinson et al., 1973; Birkmayer et al., 1977; Knoll, 1981; Zarifian, 1984; Riederer and Youdim, 1986) and a large amount of MAO activity seems to be localized in brain astrocytes, the function of glial cells especially with regard to their neuromodulating capacity should be focused in more detailed research in future.
(9) The first applications to the commission (pdf) include plans from French company EDF for new nuclear power stations at Hinckley Point and Sizewell, plus a massive offshore wind farm by Germany's RWE Innogy at Triton Knoll , off the east coast of England.
(10) For details regarding the pharmacology of (-)deprenyl we refer a number of reviews (Knoll 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986).
(11) The beach itself has plenty of grassy knolls on the surrounding slopes, where you can sunbathe in comfort and take in the dramatic scenery.
(12) You get a round of applause, ceremonies on grassy knolls, and then come the missiles and the tunnels.” The Obama officials’ comments underline the dismal state of relations between the Obama administration and Netanyahu after a series of damaging announcements by Israel – including again this week – regarding its determination to push ahead with settlement building in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
(13) Conceptual planning and architectural design have enabled the elderly residents at Maple Knoll Village, Springdale, OH, to live somewhat independent lives and to receive essential medical and nursing care.
(14) A British official said: "There is chatter that the SVR [Russia's Foreign Intelligence Services] and the FSB [its secret police] are planting just enough disinformation to fuel a thousand grassy knoll conspiracy theories, to muck up the forensics on the scene."
(15) A modified Knoll Assessment of Pressure Ulcer Potential tool was used to determine which risk factors were common among the patients.
(16) The Central California long bone growth curves are very similar to the Indian Knoll and Arikara from birth through dental age 2.
(17) in Raynaud's phenomenon as well as to its usefulness in evaluation of reconstructive arterial surgery and medical treatment with respectively thrombolytic (Brinase, Astra) and microhaemorheologic agents (Venoruton, Zyma; Arwin, Knoll) or those with an influence on systemic haemodynamic factors as in induced hypertension.
(18) Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists posited that the heat was a secret Spurs plot: as if, aware of James’ history of cramping, San Antonio’s head coach, Gregg Popovich, had somehow masterminded the air-conditioning failure, possibly from a grassy knoll.
(19) In striking contrast to MAO inhibitors which strongly potentiate the pressor effect of tyramine, (-)deprenyl was described to inhibit the tyramine-induced release of noradrenaline in vascular smooth muscle (Knoll et al., 1968).
(20) As compared with the doses of standard drugs required for cure of infections with drug-susceptible strains or doses of the newly developed aminoalcohols required for cure of either drug-susceptible or drug-resistant strains, each of these quinazolines effected cure of infections with the Oak Knoll strain at a remarkably small daily dose.