Definitions of Tolled

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Usage examples for Tolled

  1. From its tower the knell was struck for executions at the neighbouring Newgate, and many a time must the boys in Christ's Hospital and the Charterhouse School north of it have listened in horrified curiosity as the bell tolled, and they knew it meant that a man, blindfolded and with bound hands, was standing on the scaffold in front of Newgate. – Milton's England by Lucia Ames Mead
  2. For an hour the bell tolled slowly, and the people passed in at one door, looked upon the manly forms, and with awed faces crept out at the other. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  3. Surely I could never have invented one so strange as this- this end of our love story for which the bell tolled! – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. When a white person, however vile, was buried, the great bell was tolled; when a colored person, whatever his moral worth, intelligence, or station, was carried to his grave, the little bell was tinkled. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  5. The king's servants tolled diligently making ready for so great a concourse of guests. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  6. Accordingly the churches were draped in mourning; the pictures of the images of the saints shrouded in black; the bells were tolled night and day; religious worship was suspended in the kingdom; and no funeral ceremony allowed to be performed. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  7. Father and mother, sometimes the one, sometimes the other, had told me as they bent lovingly over me night after night, what that bell said as it tolled. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  8. " Master Richard has returned," old Benson the butler tolled out intelligence to Sir Austin. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. Eleven- thirty had just been tolled by the neighboring clock; deliverance would come when the last form of the morning edition was made up. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  10. Once again the knell- like bell tolled in her ears. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. " Ye tolled him thar," he said finally. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  12. A bell was next tolled to make known the fact that a man had taken sanctuary. – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  13. Yet they rush to the ramparts, the clocks have tolled ten, And Count Merci retreats with the half of his men. – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  14. As the bell slowly tolled twelve, an official came from the palace into the courtyard, searched the delegation for concealed weapons, and curtly commanded them to follow him. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  15. He purposely remained his own Edition in Sunday Wove- paper; I mean, he did not lay away his Sunday coat, even when the Prayer- bell tolled; for he had still much to do. – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  16. As the sun rose, the heavy bell of the Cathedral tolled, and all the prisoners were led down to the Grand Hall, that the order of the procession might be arranged. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  17. The bell of the Capitol tolled to arms within ten minutes after the return of the herald. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  18. When his clock tolled the hour nine he began that tedious lonesome ride down the valley. – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  19. The night had grown darker and hotter; and as they walked along, the clock of St. Paul's tolled nine. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming