falling

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falling

  1. present participle of fall

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falling (not comparable)

  1. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) That falls or fall.
    a falling leaf
    the falling prices of luxury goods
    • 1941 March, “Notes and News: Fastest Runs in Scotland, 1940 and 1941”, in Railway Magazine, page 130:
      Of these, nine were on the Forfar-Perth section, eight were over the sharply-falling grades from Gleneagles to Perth, [...].

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falling (usually uncountable, plural fallings)

  1. gerund of fall
    • 1651, Jer[emy] Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living. [], 2nd edition, London: [] Francis Ashe [], OCLC 1203220866:
      Epilepsies, or fallings and reelings, and beastly vomitings. The least of these, even when the tongue begins to be untied, is a degree of drunkenness.

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