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Downfall, 1) fall from rank or state, ruin: R2 III, 4, 79. H6B III, 1, 73. H6C V, 6, 65. R3 II, 4, 49 (Ff ruin). III, 7, 217.
2) a going down, setting: “from Hyperion's rising in the east until his very d. in the sea,” Tit. V, 2, 57. Figuratively: “even in the d. of his mellowed years, when nature brought him to the door of death,” H6C III, 3, 104 (cf. Rom. III, 5, 128 etc.).
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