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downfall, ruin, ruinationnoun
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"
A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin; as, the senator's unrestrained sexual escapades led to his downfall.
A precipitous decline in fortune; a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.
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. uE000185625uE001 Orson Scott Card
To fall down; deteriorate; decline.
Downfall is a single taken from the second studio album Hatebreeder, by the Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. The song, originally called "Forevermore", was written by the lead vocalist Alexi Laiho. The video of "Downfall" was directed by Mika Lindberg. Side-b contains the cover track "No Commands" by fellow Finnish band Stone. The single spent a total of 11 weeks on the Finnish charts, 2 of which were at #1. It is usually the last song played live at Children of Bodom gigs. They sometimes use an extended intro by keyboardist Janne Wirman in which Laiho and guitarist Roope Latvala play the riffs of famous metal songs (such as Dio's Holy Diver and Judas Priest's Breaking the Law) after which they begin playing the song's main riff.
Downfall refers to a sudden loss of power, status, reputation, or success. It typically pertains to a major reversal or set-back, often resulting from one's own actions or errors. It can also denote the cause of one's ruin or deterioration.
a sudden fall; a body of things falling
a sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin
Downfall is a 2004 war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's reign of Nazi Germany in 1945. The film's screenplay was written by Bernd Eichinger, and based upon the books Inside Hitler's Bunker, by historian Joachim Fest; Until the Final Hour, the memoirs of Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's secretaries; Albert Speer's memoirs, Inside the Third Reich; Hitler's Last Days: An Eye–Witness Account, by Gerhardt Boldt; Das Notlazarett Unter Der Reichskanzlei: Ein Arzt Erlebt Hitlers Ende in Berlin by Doctor Ernst-Günther Schenck; and, Siegfried Knappe's memoirs, Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936–1949. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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The numerical value of downfall in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of downfall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Investors think we're at the bottoms of this energy downfall.
Towards the end of the campaign that was 22 individuals who had to approve it. ... The digital team unfortunately did not have the opportunity to think of things on their own and post them. ... The downfall of that of course is as fast as we are moving it can take a little bit of time to get that approval to happen.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
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.
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