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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. At length, however, I began to weary of my thoughts, and to wish I knew where to find the library my hostess had spoken of; and to wonder whether I was to remain there doing nothing till bed-time.
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. Confound my perversity!
There is a piece in the Fifth Reader--`The Downfall of Poland'--that is just full of thrills.
ISLAMABAD -- A literary session on one of subcontinent's oldest family musical traditions - the Patiala Gharana explored how the disinterest of the younger generation coupled with limited opportunities for traditional musicians has led to the downfall of the Gharana.
As a result of the downfall, investors have collectively lost over Rs120 billion.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that literature based on self-interest and lack of national values is dangerous and leads to the downfall of society.
RAWALPINDI -- Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has held Maryam Nawaz responsible for Nawaz Sharif's downfall.
Charles I: Downfall of a King BBC Four, 9pm Expert testimony and dramatic reconstructions help historian Lisa Hilton (left) reveal why the monarch's reign collapsed after only 50 days.