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  • v. To come out of something by falling.
  • v. To cease to be on friendly terms.
  • v. (intransitive)


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  • The convoy paused while Commander Cherrystone negotiated some last-minute business with a wine merchant, and the soldiers were allowed to fall out of formation.

    Son of a Witch

  • If I happened to fall in next to a first-classman, and he discovered it, or if a first-classman fell in next to me, and afterward found it out, he would fall out and go to the rear.

    Henry Ossian Flipper The Colored Cadet at West Point

  • If they do fall out of the race, lefty Erik Bedard could be a possibility.

    Yanks Looking High and Low for Help

  • Every now and then all the Wargs in the circle would answer their grey chief all together, and their dreadful clamour almost made the hobbit fall out of his pine-tree.

    The Hobbit

  • And, as such things will fall out in this curiously strange world, it happened that as Edward drew up his chair for the first time to his desk to begin his work on that Monday morning, there had been born in Boston, exactly twelve hours before, a girl-baby who was destined to become his wife.

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • He might fall out of one of the brancheroonies and damage his amazing brain cell count.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • Boys from far and near has come a-courting her, and nary single grain does she care for one or all; but she gives 'em false encouragement, and aggs 'em on, and sets t 'other again' which, till they fall out and quarrel and maybe fight, and it's a God's mercy some hain't been killed before now.

    Hard-Hearted Barbary Allen. A Kentucky Mountain Sketch.

  • A half-inch-thick accretion of yellow-white sediment collects on the liner bottom; more and more of the dregs fall out of the solution as the urine cools.

    127 Hours

  • "I believe so," replied Madam de Cleves, "but the Queen-Dauphin has heard to the contrary, and she won't think it very probable that the Viscount's letters should fall out of your pocket; you must therefore have some reason, that I don't know of, for concealing the truth of this matter from the Queen-Dauphin; I advise you to confess it to her."

    The Princess of Cleves

  • A far inferior man to Tyrtaeus would have no difficulty in replying quite truly, that war is of two kinds one which is universally called civil war, and is as we were just now saying, of all wars the worst; the other, as we should all admit, in which we fall out with other nations who are of a different race, is a far milder form of warfare.



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