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 Meanings and Examples of TOLL
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 v.  take away; vacate; annul; entice; allure; cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; call, summon, or notify
Classic Sentence:
1  When the Sunday-school hour was finished, the next morning, the bell began to toll, instead of ringing in the usual way.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
2  We do not toll for little Kay; we do not know him.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SNOW QUEEN
3  Little Beau had cost her her health, and the hard work she had done at Tara since his birth had taken further toll of her strength.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
4  The claim on Hunker Creek took toll from its possessors.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: I
5  And the bell would toll slowly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
6  We crossed the Liffey in the ferryboat, paying our toll to be transported in the company of two labourers and a little Jew with a bag.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AN ENCOUNTER
7  But Eumaeus called to his men and said, "Bring in the best pig you have, that I may sacrifice him for this stranger, and we will take toll of him ourselves."
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XIV
8  He presented himself at the toll office and handed over a sou.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
9  Cannon to the south, and they might be tolling the knell of Atlanta's fall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
10  Oswald the cupbearer modestly suggested, "that it was scarce an hour since the tolling of the curfew;" an ill-chosen apology, since it turned upon a topic so harsh to Saxon ears.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
11  Somewhere near, a passing bell was tolling; the dogs all round the neighbourhood were howling; and in our shrubbery, seemingly just outside, a nightingale was singing.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
12  In the distance there was a church-tower bell that tolled the hours one by one.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
13  The ponderous castle-bell had tolled the point of noon, when Rebecca heard a trampling of feet upon the private stair which led to her place of confinement.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
14  At the hour appointed, Lord de Winter and the four friends repaired to the convent; the bells tolled, the chapel was open, the grating of the choir was closed.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 64 THE MAN IN THE RED CLOAK
15  Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  Official reports put the death toll at under one hundred, but unofficial estimates speak of at least two hundred dead.
2  The pressure of fame can take a terrible toll.
3  The strike took a heavy toll in lost productivity.
4  We hear the church bell toll the hour again.
5  A toll road, also known as a toll way or turnpike, is a road for which a driver pays a fee for use.
6  They could hear the sound of a bell tolling in the distance.
7  Church bells tolled and black flags fluttered.
8  The church bell tolled the hour.
9  Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.