Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Decrease; decadence; a falling away. See to fall off, under fall, v. i. 134
“Think of it, old man, three years in this end of the earth, this falling-off place for the damned!”
“This sad and solitary ocean, gray and cold, is the end of all things, the falling-off place where all things cease.”
“It seems strange that a man who is a relationship counselor should let himself fall into the trap of a one-night stand, unless of course he is not a good counselor, which would account for the falling-off practice and his own discontent.”
“Then it was that Mr. Haveby sent Bunster to Lord Howe, the falling-off place.”
“Yes, there's been a falling-off of that euphoria since then, but how could great expectations not dim upon meeting reality?”
“As for the lows, the Rosenfeld reviews and stories routinely collected under the rubric of a sorry falling-off from early promise are in fact "a marvel of output," as Mark Schechner has written.”
“This falling-off of interest in a research issue is the final stage in the normal process of science Valente and Rogers, 1993.”
“As the ghost said to Hamlet, "What a falling-off was there!”
“The article closes with a falling-off so delicate it might easily be missed.”
“Some falling-off is of merchandises is expected. eeckthecat says:”
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