My uncle's voice sounded as ominously in my ears as the stroke of a death-bell, as he called me sharply by name.
The death-bell came, first indistinct, then loud, upon his ear.
When ships go down at sea during a terrible tempest, it is said the "death-bell" is often distinctly heard amid the storm-wind.
The news fell upon the household like the tolling of a death-bell.
He had scarcely finished speaking when the slow, deep boom of the death-bell awoke the sluggish stillness of the heavy night.
Every word fell on Butler's ear like the knell of a death-bell, or the note of a screech-owl.
When men he has wronged, and on whom he has bestowed his insolence, are getting ready to be hanged, there is a death-bell ringing.
Still the death-bell tolled so mournfully that the sunshine seemed to fade in the air.
Still the death-bell tolled so mournfully, that the sunshine seemed to fade in the air.
One day his beloved did not appear; and soon the death-bell tolled sorrowfully over the island.