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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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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.
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.
We never have this sense of falling when we are wide awake.
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?
He stretched both hands to repulse the falling rocks.
Now when the goddess Juno saw the Argives thus falling, she said to Minerva, "Alas, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, the promise we made Menelaus that he should not return till he had sacked the city of Ilius will be of no effect if we let Mars rage thus furiously.
There were houses on the other side of the river on fire, and scarcely a moment passed without the crash of a falling bomb.
The shouting voices, apparently from the falling clouds, voices unfamiliar and guttural, warned him of what was coming.
Another Rule of Battle, that Alice had not noticed, seemed to be that they always fell on their heads, and the battle ended with their both falling off in this way, side by side: when they got up again, they shook hands, and then the Red Knight mounted and galloped off.
And thus, by changing the situation of the stone, as often as there is occasion, the island is made to rise and fall by turns in an oblique direction, and by those alternate risings and fallings (the obliquity being not considerable) is conveyed from one part of the dominions to the other.
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.
and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy CURTSEYING as you're falling through the air
That may well be," said the young girl, "for it has many a time happened to me to dream that I was falling down from a tower and never coming to the ground, and when I awoke from the dream to find myself as weak and shaken as if I had really fallen.
When, at the turn of the gallery which opens on the roof of the side aisles, he perceived the tiny cell with its little window and its little door crouching beneath a great flying buttress like a bird's nest under a branch, the poor man's heart failed him, and he leaned against a pillar to keep from falling.
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.