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Synonyms for falling

decreasing in amount or degree

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becoming lower or less in degree or value

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coming down freely under the influence of gravity

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Besides, as it is in the power of the monarch to raise the island above the region of clouds and vapours, he can prevent the falling of dews and rain whenever he pleases.
The reason of their falling, Judge Temple, is very obvious,” said the sheriff.
Well I know You hear, like a sweet refrain, Lullabies ever soft and low In the falling summer rain.
Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, Where the slave-whip ceaseless swings, Where the noisome insect stings, Where the fever-demon strews Poison with the falling dews, Where the sickly sunbeams glare Through the hot and misty air:-- Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, From Virginia hills and waters-- Woe is me, my stolen daughters
We came to Ipswich - very late, having had to fight every inch of ground since we were ten miles out of London; and found a cluster of people in the market-place, who had risen from their beds in the night, fearful of falling chimneys.
As he opened it the rain beat in upon him, for it was falling more and more heavily.
How do you know it wasn't a drop of water falling off the ceiling on him?
He fancied even then that the cooling of the body might account for this, but what disturbed that idea was the fact that the ash was falling only from the end of the cylinder.
And at the same instant Dantes felt himself flung into the air like a wounded bird, falling, falling, with a rapidity that made his blood curdle.
The inhabitants would live their lives, grow up and die, and still the house would be falling, falling, falling
thy truest type of grief Is the gently falling leafThou
Gliding forward, she tried to seize the African; but he eluded her grasp, just missing, in doing so, falling into the mysterious hole.
And then I leapt up, desperate with the pain; and, with my tortured hands spread wide to balance me, I walked those few yards, between rising sea and falling fire, and falling sea and rising fire, as an acrobat walks a rope, and by God's grace without mishap.
Their descent became less rapid, but the luckless aeronauts were still falling, and into the lake.
In constant danger from falling trunks and branches and paralyzed by the vivid flashing of lightning and the bellowing of thunder they crouched in pitiful misery until the storm passed.