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downfall

1. a fall of rain, snow, etc., esp a sudden heavy one
2. another word for deadfall
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I am always curious to see the downfall of your honor's enemies, and he was not among the least of them.
At his right hand rode Edward Randolph, our arch-enemy, that "blasted wretch," as Cotton Mather calls him, who achieved the downfall of our ancient government, and was followed with a sensible curse, through life and to his grave.
A detestable delight at an approaching downfall, untiring efforts to attain this object, means of seduction no less wicked than the crime itself -- such were the weapons Marguerite employed.
Weston, and the small chance there was of ever seeing or hearing anything more of him throughout my quiet, drab-colour life: which, henceforth, seemed to offer no alternative between positive rainy days, and days of dull grey clouds without downfall.
They'd print my downfall in blacker lines than the declaration of war.
I thought it would be too good luck to get through the year without a downfall.
There is a piece in the Fifth Reader--`The Downfall of Poland'--that is just full of thrills.
21 (ANI): Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Saturday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was responsible for its own downfall.
At first, the research identified the key sectors responsible for technical education downfall and then categorized them into three categories of government policies, academic and administrative facilities.
We live in a capitalistic democracy that promotes greed in simple terms: The more you get the more you want--and it has been the downfall of newspapers--and just maybe the ultimate downfall our democracy.
Jonathan Armstong has brought a challenge against the PSNI over a depiction of the famous rant scene from the acclaimed film Downfall.
Hafeez's nicknamed 'Professor' comments came after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan's remarks, while addressing the media in Quetta, regarding lack of educated players in the national team being a cause for cricket's downfall.