death is the great leveller

Cf. CLAUDIAN De Raptu Proserpinae II. 302 omnia mors aequat, death levels all things.

1732 T. FULLER Gnomologia no. 1250 Death is the grand leveller.

1755 E. YOUNG Centaur ii. Is diversion grown a leveller, like death?

1961 M. DICKENS Heart of London I. 101 ‘All this is going to be a great leveller.’.. ‘It is death which is the great leveller.’

1973 ‘C. AIRD’ His Burial Too vi. Dr. Dabbe took a last look... ‘A classic case, you might say, Sloan, of Death, the Great Leveller.’


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