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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FELL

In the course of this process he fell into adventures, some of them, perhaps, unedifying.

Perhaps you already know that Anaxagoras fell asleep in Ionia.

For young Bines, after dinner, fell in love with Miss Milbrey all over again.

She fell to the floor in helpless, shrieking laughter when he came.

For as he tried to sit up, he fell back sick and dizzy on the bed.

Rain, which we were much in want of, fell lightly most of the day.

Night fell, and Harriet stole forth to the place designated.

The blow was a bit too severe and the Egyptian fell down dead.

The bitterest hour that I have known, was that in which you fell, and I beheld your fall.

The hands of Hank Rainer fell suddenly, but now lower than his beard.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fællan (Mercian), fyllan (West Saxon) "make fall, cause to fall," also "strike down, demolish, kill," from Proto-Germanic *fallijanan (cf. Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fellian, Dutch fellen, Old High German fellen, German fällen, Old Norse fella, Danish fælde), causative of *fallan (Old English feallan, see fall (v.)), showing i-mutation. Related: Felled; feller; felling.

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