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