Randy and wife, Tina, said they had both wanted to vote for Herman Cain until he dropped out of the race in the fall.
If New Jersey Gov. Christie actually joins the 2012 presidential race, he risks a rapid fall from grace.
“That was bar first made him fall in love with bars,” Sismondo says.
The fact is, our economy did not fall into decline overnight.
The most important issue this election: Who can defeat Barack Obama in the debates this fall?
The snow had ceased to fall, the thunder was gone, and the city was quiet.
It does not often fall to the lot of a boy to perform a deed so heroic.
No ring of the axe, no shout of the driver, no fall of the tree broke the silence.
I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.
Thus, the sand will be undermined by the waves, and this will cause the block to fall into the sea.
Old English feallan (class VII strong verb; past tense feoll, past participle feallen) "to fall; fail, decay, die," from Proto-Germanic *fallanan (cf. Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fallan, Dutch vallen, Old Norse falla, Old High German fallan, German fallen), from PIE root *pol- "to fall" (cf. Armenian p'ul "downfall," Lithuanian puola "to fall," Old Prussian aupallai "finds," literally "falls upon").
Most of the figurative senses had developed in Middle English. Meaning "to be reduced" (as temperature) is from 1650s. To fall in love is attested from 1520s; to fall asleep is late 14c. Fall through "come to naught" is from 1781. To fall for something is from 1903.
c.1200, "a falling;" see fall (n.). Old English noun form, fealle, meant "snare, trap." Sense of "autumn" (now only in U.S.) is 1660s, short for fall of the leaf (1540s). That of "cascade, waterfall" is from 1570s. Wrestling sense is from 1550s. Of a city under siege, etc., 1580s. Fall guy is from 1906.
: This your first fall, ain't it?/ Another fall meant a life sentence (1893+)