fall from

fall from (something)

To drop from something at some height. Unfortunately, when Susan opened the door, a pile of snow fell from the roof and hit her. I'm sure the glass didn't just fall from the table—the cat probably knocked it over.
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fall from someone or something

to fall off of someone or something. The books fell from the top shelf in the earthquake. The eggs rolled and fell from the counter and broke on the floor.
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1 : the act or an instance of going or coming down by the force of gravity <a fall from a horse>
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.