- v. present participle of fall over.
“Her head was dangling behind his back, her hair falling over her face, but through the tangled strands she caught glimpses inside the rooms, quick looks at instruments of torture — electrical prods, surgical scalpels, straight jackets, hypodermic needles.”
“The stench of stale tobacco and unwashed humanity took me by the throat, and I blundered for the door, falling over a frantically courting couple on the floor, and followed by shrill obscenities from my bedmate.”
“He had hastily dressed, throwing a dusty frock coat over his nightshirt, but had neglected to address the issue of his bed-matted hair: The wispy white strands hung down nearly to his shoulder, a diaphanous curtain falling over his enormous ears, exposing his mottled scalp.”
“At length he fell into a dreamy, dozying state, half sleeping, half waking, which was disturbed by many unpleasant dreams of falling over a precipice, &c., and of having a gun aimed at his head; and starting up, he could have almost sworn that on opening his eyes he had seen a hand grasping a pistol vanish through the window.”
“(It's astonishing, how even the best men start falling over them-selves in a fret when it's a question of contenting their elder brother.)”
“Anna could picture Frederick surrounded by lists, pen in hand, his dark head bent, the stick-straight hair falling over his forehead.”
“But Paul Mitchell the cavalier, in loose light-rust tunic and dark-rust breeches, with exquisite cobwebs of white lace cascading over his shoulders, at his wrists and even falling over the tops of his soft-leather calf-length boots, wide yellow taffeta scarf at his waist and broad-brimmed hat, ostrich-plumed, on his flowing hair — this Paul Mitchell took his breath away.”
“It seems that falling in love with the Murderous Marquess is only one short step away from falling over a cliff.”
“The lean pensive man -- with hair falling over his forehead in a neatly-clipped "bang," such as custom restricts to children -- had probably written that morning, in his official capacity, to innumerable potentates.”
“It was as if they wanted to punish me for not falling over in praise of the self-abasement they wanted me to portray as their muse, or something.”
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