Downfall

Definition of Downfall

Down´fall`   Pronunciation: doun´fạl`
n.1.A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
Those cataracts or downfalls aforesaid.
- Holland.
Each downfall of a flood the mountains pour.
- Dryden.
2.A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin; as, the senator's unrestrained sexual escapades led to his downfall.
Dire were the consequences which would follow the downfall of so important a place.
- Motley.

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