church bell

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: bell - a bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church)church bell - a bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church); "church bells were ringing all over town"
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
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A horrid turmoil of mind and body; bursting sobs; broken, vanishing thoughts, now of indignation, now of remorse; broken elementary whiffs of consciousness, of the smell of the horse-hair on the chair bottom, of the jangling of church bells that now began to make day horrible throughout the confines of the city, of the hard floor that bruised his knees, of the taste of tears that found their way into his mouth: for a period of time, the duration of which I cannot guess, while I refuse to dwell longer on its agony, these were the whole of God's world for John Nicholson.
The church bells everywhere were ringing for service, just as usual on Sundays.
It was a crisp, clear day, the first of its order for some time; the night had brought a touch of frost, and the autumn air, bright and sharp, made the church bells almost gay.
Darkness closed around, and then came the ringing of church bells and the distant beating of the military drums in the Palace Courtyard, as the women sat knitting, knitting.
The streets are sprinkled from end to end with shovel-hatted, long-robed, well-fed priests, and the church bells by dozens are pealing all the day long, nearly.
The church bells were ringing for evensong, and a squad of Salvation Army lassies came singing down Waterloo Road.
Next morning when the sun was shining brightly, and the clear church bells were ringing, and sedate people in their best clothes enlivened the pathway near at hand and dotted the distant thread of road, there was a pleasant Sabbath peacefulness on everything, which it was good to feel.
No balls, no concerts, no theaters, not even a museum or a picture-gallery open; every shop shut up but the gin-shop; and nothing moving but the church bells and the men who sell the penny ices.
Either country was spanned by a cloudless sky, and in either arose the tinkle of church bells.
To-day is Sunday, and the garden is so quiet, that, sitting here in this shady corner watching the lazy shadows stretching themselves across the grass, and listening to the rooks quarrelling in the treetops, I almost expect to hear English church bells ringing for the afternoon service.
The report of firearms was heard near the Rue Saint Denis and occasionally church bells began to ring indiscriminately and at the caprice of the populace.
The world is given to them, and it resounds with the clang of their hammers and the ringing of their church bells.

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