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  • n. A disagreement; a major difference of opinion.
  • v. Present participle of fall out.

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

  • n. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)


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  • He was weighed down by his responsibility and upset by his falling out with George Lacklander, who, pompous old ass though the Colonel thought him, was a lifetime friend.

    Scales of Justice

  • About 1752, the place was sold to the Rev. Francis Gastrell, who, falling out with the Stratford authorities in some matter of rates, demolished the house, and cut down the tree; for which his memory has been visited with exemplary retribution.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • Someryn put her hands on her knees, leaning over to examine it until she appeared in danger of falling out of her blouse.

    A Crown of Swords

  • And then the door burst off its hinges, knocking Fabbio onto the ground and landing on top of him with a thud, followed by the thuds of several spirits falling out on top of it.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • On the bumbling good luck of Boston manager Darrell Johnson: “He keeps falling out of trees and landing on his feet.”

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • He did some riding for his old friend, Jim Hoyt, but the two had a falling out when Lance got into a fistfight with another rider.


  • And this apparent rest is caused either by equilibrium, or by absolute predominancy of motions: by equilibrium, as in scales, which stand still if the weights be equal; by predominancy, as in watering pots with holes in them, where the water rests and is kept from falling out by the predominancy of the motion of connection.

    The New Organon

  • There was falling out between Grene and Hudson the master, and between Wilson the surgeon and Hudson, and between Staffe and Hudson, but no mutiny was in question, until of a sudden the said Grene and his consorts forced the said Hudson and the rest into the shallop, and left them in the ice.

    Henry Hudson

  • I must here remember that I have lain with my moher as a husband more times since this falling out than in I believe twelve months before.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1668

  • Tig used up all their savings to bury her, and the next week, by some peculiar fatality, he had a falling out with the night editor of his paper, and was discharged.

    The Shape of Fear, and other ghostly tales


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