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  • v. To go into something by falling.
  • v. To enter something (especially a profession) without having planned it.
  • v. To be classified as; to fall under.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be included in or classified as


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  • May and Kitty wove along the Trans-Realm Floatway, which hugged its outermost curves, May carefully steering the bike, her brows knitted in concentration, for fear that they would tumble over the side and fall into the dark waters below.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • And when our expectations are dashed and we begin arguing over the minutiae of living together, we can fall into the guilt-blame trap with our partner.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear

  • Their counterparts may be seen today in the wild scenes of excitement so common in the religious revivals of certain sects, where the believers, under the influence of noisy, soul-stirring exhortations, become seized with religious frenzy, dance, shout, fall into cataleptic fits, and think they see visions and hear Divine assurances of being saved.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • My doctor and I knew that eventually I would fall into one of these autoimmune-disease categories, but meanwhile there was nothing we could do to keep my body from attacking itself.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • “My greatest fear,” he told General Greene, “is that Congress will fall into a state of languor and relaxation.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • As I pushed open the screen door, we heard Rita Mae scream once and then fall into silence.

    Keep Sweet

  • Hence its failure at the beginning as a philosophic movement, its lack of the deepest human motives, its superficiality and its pedantries; hence, afterwards, its fall into the commonplace, and the extinction of art in vulgarity, of literature in empty rhetoric.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Most successful techniques for influencing people fall into one of six categories: Commitment and Consistency, Liking, Authority, Social Proof, Scarcity and Reciprocation CLASS R.

    Life Is a Series of Presentations

  • She pointed out that two-thirds of those going unscreened fall into the lower-income population.

    Colon cancer deaths, new cases drop

  • In spite of his words to his commanders, Alexander had no illusions that the rest of the empire would effortlessly fall into his hands even with a victory at Gaugamela.

    Alexander the Great


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