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  • n  a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  • v  ring recurrently
    bells were pealing
  • v  sound loudly and sonorously

  • The tintinnabulation of bells peal from street corners.
  • Last week up and down the furze-patched hills of Wales there reverberated peal after peal, echo on echo, of human voices singing in unison, as well as the shrill shrieks.
  • One afternoon in late 1930 a peal of the gong brought trading on the New York Stock Exchange to a halt and President Richard Whitney mounted the rostrum to announce the .
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  • Director of oncology wins Lane Adams Award
    Karline Peal, 37, experienced cancer's influence firsthand as a young adult when her mother was diagnosed with the disease. Since then, Peal, Nothwestern Hospital System's director of oncology, has been involved with fundraisers such as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
    June 17, 2013 - Lake County Journal

  • Evelyn Waugh in
    Evelyn Waugh wrote that "her beauty ran through a room like a peal of bells", but in 1928, aged 18, she shocked her friends and family by marrying brewery heir Bryan Guinness, a man of great wealth but little flair.
  • Bill McCollum in MyFox Tampa Bay
    People should ask and say, 'who is Rick Scott?' And we're just starting to peal the onion back and see,McCollum said.
  • Piero Marini in Washington Post
    The stove ritual will remain the same, but we will try to make it work better than last time,Marini said. "The bells will also peal out joyfully so journalists don't have any doubt."

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