Definition of Deathblow

1. Noun. The blow that kills (usually mercifully).

Exact synonyms: Coup De Grace
Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death



Definition of Deathblow

1. n. A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or destroys.

Definition of Deathblow

1. Noun. A strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace ¹

2. Noun. Something that prevents the completion, or ends the existence of some project etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deathblow

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deathblow

death throe
death throes
death toll
death trance
death warmed up
death warrant
death wish
death wishes
death zone
death zones
deathbed
deathbeds
deathbell
deathbells
deathbird
deathblow (current term)
deathblows
deathcare
deathcore
deathcup
deathcups
deather
deathers
deathfic
deathfics
deathful
deathfulness
deathhouse
deathhouses
deathier

Literary usage of Deathblow

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1. Extracts from a Journal by W[illiam] J[ohn Monson] Monson (1820)
"republic, until in 1456 it received a deathblow by the removal of the patriarchal government to the rival city ..."

2. Revelations of Hungary; or, Leaves from the diary of an Austrian officer who by Ottokar Procházka, Leopoldine Henrika Procházka, Prochazka (1851)
"... Relief of Temeswar—A deathblow to the Insurgents —Kossuth resigns. ST. Miklos is a very neat little town on the banks of the Maros, and the inhabitants, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and References to by Nathaniel Cleveland Moak, John Thomas Cook (1879)
"These cases negative the " deathblow " doctrine, which would have got rid of the necessity for abandonment under certain circumstances, and they firmly ..."

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