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"
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.
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
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The current situation is simply that there is a severe case of repression against human rights activists and peaceful political activism, we do not oppose the government and do not want its downfall, but we are calling for civil and political rights, a constitutional monarchy, an elected parliament and an independent, just judiciary.
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.
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.
Even after the borders open, we need to take into account the economic downfall caused by the pandemic and it is likely that tourism will be paralysed.
The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
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