The engines are designed to fall away in a sharp impact and would fall like bombs.
The natural-rights preconception begins to fall away as soon as the hedonistic mechanics have been seriously tampered with.
All the agitation and turmoil of the last few months seemed to fall away from him.
Having embraced a virtuous life, may we not fall away from Thy promised blessings, for blessed art Thou for ever.
They fitted him no longer; they began to fall away from him.
It is not blind, when, in the energy of the creative vision, such faults subside and fall away and cease to exist.
If you follow his advice the difficulties will fall away, because he wants the railway.
The sons of poor people, when they fall away from grace, do generally go altogether to the bad.
Condescend, noble Piso, to name me to her, and entreat her not to fall away from her Greek.
See them in their true light and their power will fall away from them.
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+)