1 : the act or an instance of going or coming down by the force of gravity <a fall from
When a former prostitute or thief became a sister this not only implied that all taint of impurity had been removed by repentance, but placed these women in a higher spiritual and social class than they had been before their fall from
virtue - a radical transformation, socially as well as morally.
Chladni espoused the heretical notion that stones and masses of iron fall from
the sky and deserve recognition as natural phenomena.
WHAT BETTER NAME than "fall" for a season when trillions of leaves fall from
billions of trees?
After all, thousands of people die each year when they fall from
much lower heights, such as from ladders and stairs.
Fallen angels-which are issuers that fall from
investment grade ('BBB-' and above) to speculative grade ('BB+' and below)-accounted for 42% of total volume generated in the high-yield bond market.