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  • v. Past participle of fall over
  • v. broken, failed, inoperable


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  • Darkness had fallen over the plains, obscuring the nighthawks.

    Plain Language

  • Lisa rummaged around in the bottom drawer in the kitchen until she found her father’s flashlight and then they ran out onto Cannon Avenue, where darkness and silence had fallen over all the yards and wooden houses.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Dusk had fallen over the valley of the Chyne, and as she descended into it, her own footfall sounded unnaturally loud on the firm turf.

    Scales of Justice

  • An eerie silence had fallen over the set, which could only mean one thing: the entire crew was eavesdropping and my aunt would be getting word that her clients had started a catfight in Teague Archer’s trailer within thirty minutes of arriving on their first day.

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • The woman took the children outside to wash them, and when she came back Mrs Collard had fallen over on her side, and was unconscious.

    A Town Like Alice

  • The great effusion of blood occasioned an apprehension that the wound was mortal: Nelson himself thought so; a large flap of the skin of the forehead, cut from the bone, had fallen over one eye; and the other being blind, he was in total darkness.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • One of Irgain's two apparently had fallen over dead from the shock, and the other had died trying to kill thousands of Aiel without making any effort to escape.

    The Path of Daggers

  • This East Nineteenth Street building where Dortmunder lived and had to put up with Andy Kelp wouldn’t be in the picture because it was too far downtown, the Normandie having fallen over at Forty-eighth Street.

    Drowned Hopes

  • My father had fallen over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood, and was lying senseless, with a shattered skull.

    Sole Music


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