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The book is sad because it is the recounting of the downfall of a dedicated public servant.

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The death of Kenosha’s automobile industry cost tens of thousands of people their jobs, and turned the city into a casualty of the downfall of American manufacturing.

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Arafel Buzan, co-lead at the Mindshare neuroscience team, says the memory of the last economic downfall is still fresh for Gen Xers, many of whom are still recovering from that crisis.

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This did not, however, lead to a wider embrace of American culture, much less the downfall of communism.

So, if you choose to stop working on digital marketing, you would see a severe downfall after a quarter or so.

Her downfall came about, because for a second she forgot that to swim in the shark pool, you have to always act like a shark.

And it was probably at least partly this that precipitated his downfall.

So, can the Canadian tuxedo be blamed for the Britney-Justin love downfall?

And one day, if I have anything to do with it, that lack of moderation will be his downfall.

According to Barry, the changes he brought about as mayor are the reasons for his downfall.

In looking back over a wasted life, many a person can see that his or her downfall had its origin in the first novel.

When the downfall of Tryggvi had been accomplished, Astrid fled away bearing with her what chattels she might.

These two causes would have been alone sufficient to bring about the downfall of the companies.

Trees gave way before the constantly gathering mass of white, and joined in the downfall.

The winning of Rome meant the downfall of the Papacy, the triumph of liberty of conscience, the dawn of a new religion.


On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to downfall, such as: breakdown, collapse, debacle, destruction, deterioration, and overthrow.

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