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  • n. Alternative spelling of footfall.


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  • Almost everyone in the SNS business is desperately trying to increase foot-fall following the ‘eyeball to revenue’ strategy (which has a miserable track record in itself).

    Facebook: Population 200M, Faces an Identity Crisis

  • He just walked like that—sober or otherwise—one foot in front of the other, always a different foot-fall, lots of body motion, deeply into the walk.

    The Dadlands Saloon

  • When Charles saw the yellow, smoke-stained walls of the well of the staircase, where each worm-eaten step shook under the heavy foot-fall of his uncle, his expectations began to sober more and more.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • At last she heard the foot-fall of a gentleman on the pavement of the aisle.

    Modeste Mignon

  • She heard a foot-fall crushing dead leaves behind her, and found herself reconnoitered by Fitzpiers himself, approaching gay and fresh as the morning around them.

    The Woodlanders

  • Thus heavily moved the hours till midnight, when she counted the sullen notes of the great clock, as they rolled along the rampart, unmingled with any sound, except the distant foot-fall of a sentinel, who came to relieve guard.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • A significant look was exchanged between the devotees, but no words; the friar departed, and the nun, still silent, conducted her through many solitary passages, where not even a distant foot-fall echoed, and whose walls were roughly painted with subjects indicatory of the severe superstitions of the place, tending to inspire melancholy awe.

    The Italian

  • He had no appearance of thinking that men were looking at him, or of feeling that he was beauteous in his attire; — nothing could be more natural than his foot-fall, or the quiet glance of his cheery gray eye.

    Tales of all countries

  • Her person was formed in the most feminine proportions; she was not tall, but her mountain life had given freedom to her motions, so that her light step scarce made her foot-fall heard as she tript across the hall to meet me.

    The Last Man

  • Only to hear Lily's light foot-fall immediately following him, and her little breathless cry of "Oh, Ted! you've forgotten your latch-key."

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1891


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