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  • n. Plural form of toppling.

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Examples

  • Going a step further, Bush failed to foresee that without the latter piece, the initial topplings could create a level of anarchy and regional instability, more dangerous for both the affected regions and the US, than before.

    Suzanne Nossel: The Bush Doctrine: Five Years Later

  • What's more, I finally saw the corpses of U.S. troops, who have thus far appeared to me only in the occasional form of yearbook photos sandwiched between staged statue-topplings and “Mission Accomplished” Kodak moments.

    Sarah Stillman: What I (Almost) Learned in Venezuela

  • Eminent among these was Benny Briggs, for if you looked high enough, you could see him any day with a balancing pole in his hand, walking on the ridge-poles and fences, or making of himself all sorts of peduncles and pendulums; bringing about in his own individual person the most astonishing inversions, subversions and retroversions, and the most remarkable twists and lurches and topsey-turveys and topplings-over.

    The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories

  • A tremendous line of dark iron-coloured cliffs, towering sheer from the sea without a beach, and with never a speck of green below their summits; and here and there along this terrible front, monstrous beetlings, breaches, fissures, earthquake rendings, and topplings-down.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • Sometimes there are topplings of sanguineous clouds, battles of giants hurling mountains at one another and succumbing beneath the monstrous ruins of flaming cities.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • Jane closed her dictionary, and shook back her curls from over her eyes; Mrs. Proctor put down Harry from her lap, and let him call for papa as loud as he would; and papa came bustling in, and gave Harry a long toss, and several topplings over his shoulder, and yet Hugh was not ready.

    The Crofton Boys

  • Proctor put down Harry from her lap, and let him call for papa as loud as he would; and papa came bustling in, and gave Harry a long toss, and several topplings over his shoulder, and yet Hugh was not ready.

    The Crofton Boys

  • To commemorate this occasion, here's a look at some other notable statue-topplings:

    FP Passport

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