toll


toll
01. The bell [tolled], signaling that the church service was about to begin.
02. At our old school, they used to [toll] a bell when it was time to come in.
03. All across the country, church bells [tolled] in mourning for the death of the President.
04. We had to pay about $20 in [tolls] on the highway.
05. You should bring some change along to pay the [toll] on the bridge.
06. The death [toll] as a result of the earthquake is expected to rise as the search for survivors continues.
07. The murder [toll] in Washington D.C. is currently the highest in the nation.
08. Support for the war is diminishing as the casualty [toll] climbs ever higher.
09. The government has announced plans to build a [tolled] motorway which will shorten the trip north considerably.
10. The death [toll] as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was over 3,000.
11. The first [toll] bridge in the U.S. was opened in 1654 at Newbury River in Massachusetts. People crossed for free, but there was a charge for animals.
12. Our daughter made so many [toll] calls to her boyfriend in Paris that our bill for the month was larger than what we usually pay in a year.
13. The clock [tolled] midnight as we made our way home from the pub.
14. The [toll] on his health from working in a stressful job is not worth the higher salary.
15. A recent study shows that the health [toll] taken by a stressful job seems to be eased when the worker has a pleasurable home life.
16. A tax of 12.5 percent on salt in New York State, plus [tolls] charged for salt shipments, paid for nearly half of the $7 million construction cost of the Erie Canal.
17. A Croatian proverb states that lies never pay the [toll].
18. Jane Bryant Quinn once suggested that lawyers are operators of the [toll] bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass.
19. Wayne Dyer once observed that procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its [toll] on success and happiness is heavy.
20. In his famous poem, John Donne wrote, "Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it [tolls] for thee."
21. A private company built the highway and was able to charge a [toll] for users for about ten years before having to turn it over to government control.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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