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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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It will be noted, in passing, that in this falling dream which is so familiar to you and me and all of us, we never strike bottom.
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.
But, if we were all falling together, it couldn't be trying to fall any quicker, you know: for, if I let go, what more could it do than fall?
How do you know it wasn't a drop of water falling off the ceiling on him?
We are falling so slowly that we can't be dashed to pieces when we land, and this country that we are coming to seems quite pretty.
There were houses on the other side of the river on fire, and scarcely a moment passed without the crash of a falling bomb.
Perhaps he was really sitting on a wagon, but it might very well be that he was not sitting on a wagon but on a terribly high tower from which, if he fell, he would have to fall for a whole day or a whole month, or go on falling and never reach the bottom.
He managed by a skillful handling of his net to retain all the large fish and to draw them to the shore; but he could not prevent the smaller fish from falling back through the meshes of the net into the sea.
Just like a whole set of fire- irons falling into the fender
But in spite of his resolution to go quietly, he rushed forward and even ran, continually falling, getting up and falling again.
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.