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Usage examples for downfall

  1. In the moment of his downfall John attained his object. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. Among the signs of England's downfall, this was decidedly one. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. The downfall of French ascendency in America meant an end to that license system which limited the fur trade to favourites of the governor. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  4. He remembered that it was drink, and drink alone, that had been the cause of his downfall. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  5. Besides the inevitable downfall of those who had invested their fortunes in it, there was distrust or suspicion everywhere. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  6. " You oughtn't to laugh at the downfall of other people," said Evelyn; " it's wicked of you." – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  7. She had brought about the downfall of Austria as a great political Power. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  8. The result will be, I have very little doubt, the downfall of England in the scale of nations. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  9. It was the full history of my downfall. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  10. What value would a longer life have had in view of such a downfall! – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  11. As Greece was now obedient to him, the ambitious Philip began to plan the conquest of Asia and the downfall of the Persian Empire. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  12. Bugsey's downfall was complete! – Sowing Seeds in Danny by Nellie L. McClung
  13. And then that dreadful fever at Spanish Town, and the shock of losing his kind entertainer, worn out with nursing him, had quite completed the downfall of his reason. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  14. Of course it will be a sad downfall for me. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  15. He even lost interest in the thing he had tried to reach and which had caused his downfall. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. You know my uncle's errors; you know also his goodness of heart; you can sympathise with him in his sudden downfall. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  17. A house so near its downfall! – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  18. In consequence of the downfall of snow, the available animals at each post- house had been put into requisition, so that the travellers had lost fully a couple of hours on the road since they started from the railway- station at noon. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  19. " This mourning which I wear," she began gently, " I put on when I received the news of your downfall." – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  20. There was one way left to stay my approaching downfall- only one. – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
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