downfall


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Synonyms for downfall

Synonyms for downfall

a sudden drop to a lower condition or status

a disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin

something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes

Synonyms for downfall

failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

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a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

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His downfall came in the short game, as he three-putted five holes.
Together they are facing the prophecy of Satoris's downfall, based upon an elven woman marrying a human man.
A mathematical simulation suggests that the proliferation of crops genetically modified to resist herbicides might mean the downfall of some seed-eating birds.
The complexity of existing equipment and processes and the resulting high cost of filling orders ultimately was the downfall of Webvan.
rather than to address the accusations of serious political corruption that led to his downfall.
Part of his initial scheme involves co-opting a Druid from one of the tribes and manipulating the downfall of Vercingetorix's father, Keltill, a man who wishes to unite Gaul under one leader.
Best, which stars John Lynch, Jerome Flynn, Ian Bannen and Patsy Kensit, charts the meteoric rise and subsequent downfall of one of the world's most gifted players and it's available from all good stockists on video for pounds 14.
The former argument probably comes closer to the truth, but a cooling climate and ecological shifts--and not the oft-alleged intellectual superiority of anatomically modern humans -- led to the Neanderthals' downfall, contends anthropologist John J.
And no, as Douglas McGrath's recent film demonstrated, you probably don't need the equivalent of a full workday to spin out Dickens' third novel of a young man's rise and his mean uncle's downfall.
She claimed that the news reader had been plotting her downfall and said she would kill her if she returned to the airwaves.
The pollen evidence also fuels the argument that thedepletion of soil available for farming due to slash-and-burn techniques was important in the downfall of some southern lowland centers, says Sabloff.
The downfall for Fox was that the series didn't go past four games.
It is local legend that desecrating her remains led to Napoleon's downfall.
We at The Mirror take no pleasure in the spectacle of his downfall.
Attendees will get a firsthand account of what really happened, and gain an understanding of the factors that contributed to the downfall of the corporate giant.