No friend of liberty can avoid the tumble back and forth between Burke and Paine.
For those of us used to the rough and tumble and entertainment of the House of Commons, however, this was thin gruel.
Doing so would risk political and economic upheaval in an already impoverished country that could tumble into China itself.
At an Aerosmith concert in South Dakota in 2009, 61-year-old frontman Steven Tyler took a tumble off the stage and into the crowd.
And then the convenience stores will start to tumble, and the vast majority of Americas will agree that this is fine.
But here comes some one who sets up our meannesses and incongruities before us so that they topple over and tumble down.
We'll land that stake; an' p'raps the sharp division'll take a tumble.
They tumble about on th' moor an' play there all day an' mother says th' air of th' moor fattens 'em.
Suddenly he shouted to Sandoz, 'Will you be kind enough not to tumble to pieces?'
Bart gave a short, quick nod of the head, walked sharply to the forecastle and yelled to the men to tumble up.
c.1300, "to perform as an acrobat," also "to fall down," perhaps from a frequentative form of Old English tumbian "dance about," of unknown origin. Related to Middle Low German tummelen "to turn, dance," Dutch tuimelen "to tumble," Old High German tumon, German taumeln "to turn, reel." Related: Tumbled; tumbling. Tumble-down (1791) originally meant "habitually falling down" and was used first of horses; sense of "in a dilapidated condition" is recorded from 1818.
1716, from tumble (v.).