a novel (1940) by Ernest Hemingway.
An expression from a sermon by John Donne. Donne says that because we are all part of mankind, any person’s death is a loss to all of us: “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.” The line also suggests that we all will die: the bell will toll for each one of us. (See No man is an island.)
Note: The twentieth-century American author Ernest Hemingway named a novel For Whom the Bell Tolls; the book is set during the Spanish Civil War.
[fawr-hwahy, -wahy] /fɔrˈʰwaɪ, -ˈwaɪ/ Archaic. adverb 1. why; wherefore. conjunction 2. . /fɔːˈwaɪ/ adverb 1. for what reason; why conjunction 2. (subordinating) because
Bayerische Forschungszentrum fuer Wissensbasierte Systeme (Bavarian research centre for knowledge-based systems) in Passau.
[fawr-wawrn, -wohrn] /fɔrˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn/ adjective, Archaic. 1. worn-out; exhausted. /fɔːˈwɔːn/ adjective 1. (archaic) weary
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