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  • n  a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  • n  value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
  • n  the sound of a bell being struck
    she heard the distant toll of church bells
  • v  ring slowly
    For whom the bell tolls
  • v  charge a fee for using

  • The death toll was over 1,000, with more than half a million people forced to flee their homes.
  • The toll bridge receivers went into Federal Court in Houston and obtained an injunction against Texas' opening the free bridge until such time as the Legislature authorized them .
  • President Karzai, in a vehement denunciation of the mounting civilian death toll, lambasted the international troops at a press conference Saturday, saying that .
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  • Henry Waxman in BusinessWeek
    If that happened, the lawmakers said, "BP's carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and the workers on the rig."
  • President Bush in Reuters
    Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy,Bush said from the White House, referring to a massive government intervention he ordered, counter to his free-market roots. "The toll would be...
  • John Salmons in The Associated Press
    I've been in some chaotic locker rooms,Salmons said. "It takes a toll on you after a while."

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