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fall away = sense 2 (above) 1H4 III. iii. 1, 1H6 III. i. 192; fall down, to come to grief 2H4 IV. ii. 44; fall from, (1) to forsake the allegiance of, revolt from Ado I. i. 265 [257], John III. i. 320, Tim. IV. iii. 404; (2) pass. to have forfeited All'sW. V. i. 12, H8 III. i. 20, Ham. II. ii. 165 “And be not from his reason fallen” ; fall in, to make up a quarrel Troil. III. i. 114; fall into, to come within the range of H8 III. ii. 341; fall off, to withdraw from allegiance, revolt 1H4 I. iii. 94, Lr. I. ii. 119, Cym. III. vii. 6 “The fallen-off Britains” ; fall over, to go over “to” (the enemy) John III. i. 127; fall to, to apply oneself (to), begin (upon), set to (work), esp. to begin eating or fighting Tp. I. i. 3, AYL. II. vii. 171, Shr. I. i. 38, 1H6 III. i. 90, Tit. III. ii. 34.
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