Definition of Death toll

1. Noun. The number of deaths resulting from some particular cause such as an accident or a battle or a natural disaster.

Generic synonyms: Cost, Price, Toll

Definition of Death toll

1. Noun. The number of dead as a result of a war, natural disaster or other incident. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Toll

death rays
death row
death seat
death sentence
death sentences
death spiral
death squad
death squads
death star
death stick
death sticks
death tax
death taxes
death throe
death throes
death toll (current term)
death trance
death warmed up
death warrant
death wish
death wishes
death zone
death zones

Literary usage of Death toll

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Under Orders: War Crimes in Kosovo by Fred Abrahams (2001)
"Although the explanations for the lack of clarity in the death toll are straightforward and common to many post-conflict situations, the total number of ..."

2. Political Murder and Reform in Colombia: The Violence Continues by Juan E. Méndez, Americas Watch Committee (U.S.) (1992)
"... H. POLITICAL VIOLENCE A. The death toll Killings and outright murder with a political motivation remain the worst human rights problem faced by Colombia ..."

3. Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester (1879)
"Losses and Gains in the Death-toll of England and Wales during the last Thirty years. ... Deathtoll ..."

4. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1898)
"These figures show the age at which the high death-toll is levied, and where we are mainly to look for the greatest saving of life. ..."

5. Civil and Political Rights in Croatia by Ivana Nizich, Željka Markić, Jeri Laber (1995)
"Unfortunately, as of February 22, 1992, the death toll is even higher then ... The death toll for journalists is high because, unlike the Persian Gulf war, ..."

6. The Realities of Images: Imperial Brazil and the Great Drought by Gerald Michael Greenfield (2001)
"... THE death toll The combination of poverty, inadequate facilities, scarcity of health practitioners, problems of transportation, inadequate food, ..."

7. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1867)
"In Belgium other difficulties have sprung up ; the population is the densest in Europe, thanks to its industry, but the death-toll little exceeds 22. ..."

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