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used in Henry VIII

2 uses
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the sound of a bell rung slowly — especially to announce death or a funeral


announcing the demise or end of something
  • When he was brought again to the bar, to hear His knell rung out, his judgment, he was stirr'd With such an agony, he sweat extremely, And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Westminster. A street (21% in)
  • Good Griffith, Cause the musicians play me that sad note I nam'd my knell, whilst I sit meditating On that celestial harmony I go to.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Kimbolton (40% in)

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