from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A falling away; desertion.
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The mere want of gold, and the falling-from of his friends, drove him into this melancholy.
And it shows what confidence I had in my friend's activity and strength, that I never feared the likely chance of his falling-from some precipice.
The level of the annual grants has been steadily falling-from $344 million (FY 2005), to half that total in FY 2006 and FY 2007, to under $49 million in FY 2008-highlighting the need for risk assessment to guide resource allocation.
It is some poor fragment, some slender sort of his remainder: the mere want of gold, and the falling-from of his friends, drove him into this melancholy.