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as in death
something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life an insatiable love of money would be their downfall

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as in rain
a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity we ducked under an overhang to shelter ourselves from the sudden downfall

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“Downfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/downfall. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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