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- n. Plural form of downfalling.
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"Woman's my weakness, yer honor," said an honest Patlander, on being charged before the lord mayor with having four wives living; and without having any such "Algerine act" upon my conscience, I must, I fear, enter a somewhat similar plea for my downfallings, and avow in humble gratitude, that I have scarcely had a misfortune through life unattributable to them in one way or another.
That doesn't excuse any of the downfallings of the Catholic faith, or the sexual abuse by priests and the horrendous cover-ups.