Quotes containing word "fall"

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Sell also: accrue, autumn, capitulation, come, decline, decrease, descend, descent, devolve, diminish, dip, downfall, drop, dusk, flow, gloaming, hang, lessen, light, nightfall, pass, pin, precipitate, return, settle, shine, spill, strike, surrender, tumble, twilight

Definitions and meanings of word "fall"

• Noun: the season when the leaves fall from the trees; example: "in the fall of 1973"

• Noun: a sudden drop from an upright position; example: "he had a nasty spill on the ice"

• Noun: the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; example: "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"

• Noun: a downward slope or bend

• Noun: a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; example: "a fall from virtue"

• Noun: a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; example: "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

• Noun: a movement downward; example: "the rise and fall of the tides"

• Noun: the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); example: "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

• Noun: the time of day immediately following sunset; examples: "he loved the twilight", "they finished before the fall of night"

• Noun: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

• Noun: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; example: "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

• Noun: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; examples: "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index", "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery", "a dip in prices", "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"

• Verb: descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; examples: "The branch fell from the tree", "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

• Verb: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; examples: "The temperature is going down", "The barometer is falling", "The curtain fell on the diva", "Her hand went up and then fell again"

• Verb: pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; examples: "fall into a trap", "She fell ill", "They fell out of favor", "Fall in love", "fall asleep", "fall prey to an imposter", "fall into a strange way of thinking", "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"

• Verb: come under, be classified or included; examples: "fall into a category", "This comes under a new heading"

• Verb: fall from clouds; examples: "rain, snow and sleet were falling", "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

• Verb: suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; examples: "We must stand or fall", "fall by the wayside"

• Verb: decrease in size, extent, or range; examples: "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester", "The cabin pressure fell dramatically", "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds", "his voice fell to a whisper"

• Verb: die, as in battle or in a hunt; examples: "Many soldiers fell at Verdun", "Several deer have fallen to the same gun", "The shooting victim fell dead"

• Verb: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; examples: "Light fell on her face", "The sun shone on the fields", "The light struck the golden necklace", "A strange sound struck my ears"

• Verb: be captured; example: "The cities fell to the enemy"

• Verb: occur at a specified time or place; examples: "Christmas falls on a Monday this year", "The accent falls on the first syllable"

• Verb: yield to temptation or sin; example: "Adam and Eve fell"

• Verb: lose office or power; examples: "The government fell overnight", "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"

• Verb: to be given by assignment or distribution; examples: "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team", "The onus fell on us", "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student"

• Verb: move in a specified direction; example: "The line of men fall forward"

• Verb: be due; example: "payments fall on the 1st of the month"

• Verb: lose one's chastity; example: "a fallen woman"

• Verb: to be given by right or inheritance; example: "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"

• Verb: come into the possession of; example: "The house accrued to the oldest son"

• Verb: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; examples: "The task fell to me", "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

• Verb: be inherited by; examples: "The estate fell to my sister", "The land returned to the family", "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"

• Verb: slope downward; example: "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"

• Verb: lose an upright position suddenly; examples: "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table", "Her hair fell across her forehead"

• Verb: drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; examples: "She fell back in her chair", "He fell to his knees"

• Verb: fall or flow in a certain way; examples: "This dress hangs well", "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

• Verb: assume a disappointed or sad expression; examples: "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off", "his crest fell"

• Verb: be cast down; example: "his eyes fell"

• Verb: come out; issue; example: "silly phrases fell from her mouth"

• Verb: be born, used chiefly of lambs; example: "The lambs fell in the afternoon"

• Verb: begin vigorously; example: "The prisoners fell to work right away"

• Verb: go as if by falling; example: "Grief fell from our hearts"

• Verb: come as if by falling; examples: "Night fell", "Silence fell"

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David Ricardo
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Saturday 18 April 1772 - Thursday 11 September 1823
Ewan McGregor
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Johannes Tauler
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Mary Kay Ash
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Sunday 12 May 1918 - Thursday 22 November 2001
David Letterman
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Born Saturday 12 April 1947
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Born Thursday 25 October 1984
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Friday 29 May 1874 - Sunday 14 June 1936
Francis Bacon
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William Shakespeare
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Sunday 26 April 1564 - Saturday 23 April 1616
Christie Brinkley
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Ben Harper
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Born Tuesday 28 October 1969
Ally Sheedy
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It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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I fall in love every time. And I don't really fall in love a lot, but when I do, I fall hard.

Katy Perry

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When we're children we're told love is going to be great: Just fall in love, the rest will take care of itself - and then we fall in love and we realize, Okay, this is actually really, really hard work. This guy doesn't just tell me I'm great every day, you know?

Jewel

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I just make the pictures and where they fall is where they fall. If somebody likes them, that's always nice. And if they don't like them, then too bad.

Clint Eastwood

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If I fall, I fall. I'll rise up like anybody else.

Ben Harper

Words: fall, ill, rise, else
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To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.

Bess Myerson

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If you fall seventy times a day, rise seventy times and return to God so that you will not fall too often.

Johannes Tauler

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The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.

Helen Garner

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I might get drunk one day and fall in love or fall over a hooker outside, and I would have consummated a relationship that I couldn't necessarily believe in.

Oliver Reed

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The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

Francis Bacon

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I need to fall in love with someone. Sorry - I mean fall in love with something. I need to wake myself up.

Eva Green

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If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.

Les Brown

Words: fall, back, look, get
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We do not fall in love with the package of the person, we fall in love with the inside of a person.

Anne Heche

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You who choose to lead must follow. But if you fall, you fall alone.

Robert Hunter

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I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football.

Gregg Easterbrook

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I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.

David Herbert Lawrence

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Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.

James A. Baldwin

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The time of year I love the weather the most here is the fall, and I've never really gotten to experience the mountains and Denver in the fall because I was always playing and traveling.

Joe Sakic

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One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.

Judith Viorst

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There's a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don't stay there too long - I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that.

Josh Duhamel

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