"We really wanted stainless," says the crestfallen pair, and trudge back out the door.
Also attending was Regan, who told investigators the president had been “crestfallen” at hearing about the diversion.
Finally, just before the tenth stanza, a crestfallen Alvarado whispered that he was done.
Lame, bruised, and crestfallen, we walked the remainder of the way into Denver.
"I've not the least objection," said the crestfallen Parson basely.
He looked at them both alternately in a piteous, crestfallen way.
So, whenever I met him, I defied him to do it; and he sloped off crestfallen, I can tell you.'
Starr, speechless and crestfallen, was indicating the chair where the body of Virginia Darrow had been.
O'Rourke's crestfallen air stirred the sympathetic Souza's pity.
On solid earth the cowboy is a crestfallen and dejected object.
1580s, past participle adjective, but the verb crestfall is recorded only from 1610s, in reference to diseased horses, and is rare. It's possible that the image behind this use of the word is not cocks, as often is asserted, but horses.