Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A falling away; desertion.

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Examples

  • The mere want of gold, and the falling-from of his friends, drove him into this melancholy.

    Act IV. Scene III. Timon of Athens

  • 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.

    George Bowring - A Tale Of Cader Idris From "Slain By The Doones" By R. D. Blackmore

  • 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.

    The Insider Online

  • 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.

    Timon of Athens

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