downfall, ruin, ruination(noun)
failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
"the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
gloam, ruination, autumn, declension, drop, pin, surrender, gloaming, precipitation, crepuscle, descent, capitulation, decline, declination, ruin, downslope, declivity, dip, fall, tumble, crepuscule, dusk, free fall, spill, evenfall, nightfall, twilight
To fall down; deteriorate; decline.
Many economic and political reasons led to the downfall of the Roman Empire.
The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. \uE000185625 Orson Scott Card
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Wherever there is a religious regime, over there there is ignorance, misery and absurdity! No religious state can ever elevate its own people! Sooner or later, the primitiveness of the religious administrations and the irrationality of the religious rules will cause a great collapse of those countries! The downfall is inevitable!
Greed and ego are too often the downfall of mankind
A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
The downfall of a man, is not the end of his life.
Real people speak in my books about the main events of the age such as the war, the Chernobyl disaster, and the downfall of a great empire, but I don't just record a dry history of events and facts, I'm writing a history of human feelings.
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