Sentence Examples

  • His demand for immediate emancipation fell like a tocsin upon the ears of slaveholders.
  • They sounded the tocsin, mustered their partisans, and released the prisoners.
  • At the close of this troubled century peace descends upon exhausted passions; and amidst the choir of young and ardent voices celebrating the national reconciliation, the tocsin no longer sounds its sinister and persistent bass.
  • His arrest was decreed; but he had the generale sounded and the tocsin rung, and tried to rescue Robespierre, who was under arrest in the hall of the Comite de Siirete Generale.
  • "This dismissal," he said, "is the tocsin of the St Bartholomew of the patriots."