fall in


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fall in break down, literally or metaphorically "The wall collapsed","The business collapsed","The dam broke","The roof collapsed","The wall gave in","The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
    • v fall in to take one's place in a military formation or line "Troops fall in!"
    • v fall in become part of; become a member of a group or organization "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Gilguerillo falls in love with Princess Diamantina Gilguerillo falls in love with Princess Diamantina
Adam and Eve in Paradise before the Fall Adam and Eve in Paradise before the Fall

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket
    • Fall in (with) to concur or agree: to comply: to place themselves in order, as soldiers
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  • Walt Whitman
    “Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
  • Karl A. Menninger
    Karl A. Menninger
    “One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.”
  • Ovid
    “If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.”
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feallan; Ger. fallen; prob. conn. with L. fallĕre, to deceive.


In literature:

Miss Watson was much occupied with school duties, and in the fall of 1890 Mrs. Tyler was chosen president in her stead.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
You'll be sure to fall in love with her.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Mangy cattle when on good pasture during the summer often seem to recover, but in the fall the disease again appears in a severe form.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Love, again, before which evil falls in sheer impotence?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The only hope for him is that he may fall in love.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
In the "Journal de St. Petersburg," is given an account of the fall of a shower of insects during a snow-storm in Russia.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
Quimby dragged into the room, the strain of a rather wild night in Upper Asquewan Falls in his eyes.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
The eruption, he said, was subsiding favourably, and he was hourly expecting a fall in the temperature.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
A grand battle may take place this fall, in which half a million of men may be engaged.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
She was quite convinced of Mr. Elton's being in the fairest way of falling in love, if not in love already.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

"Oh, willow, willow, o'er the lea!
And willow once again!
The Peer will fall in love with me!
Why wasn't I made plain?"
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So flowery He the pitfall makes,
So sure he sets the gin,
Some glorious purpose beauty hides
To have our hearts fall in.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
But I, confusèd, seek a way
In darkness here; I fall, I sigh,
Upon a broken wing I stray,
And all my help lies in a cry!
"The Wanderer" by Mathilde Blind
'Twixt Lincolnshire and Yorkshire rolls
A river in its bed,
Which in the German Ocean falls,
'Twixt Saltfleet and Spurnhead.
"Enigma XLVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
His eyelids droop, his head falls low,
His old eyes cloud with dreams;
The sun upon all things that grow
Falls in sleepy streams.
"The Ballad Of The Foxhunter" by William Butler Yeats
I will not look on her nearer,
My heart would be torn in twain;
From my eyes the garden would vanish
In the falling of their rain.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald

In news:

Troops can't help falling in love with the Elvis in Prince Harry.
Out front, where the two oaks shading the sidewalk have grown from saplings when we moved in to mature trees, the leaves fall in an almost continual shower all through the long autumn.
Author Imafi explores the complex lives of two young women who fall in love , against the wishes of their prominent Newport News church families in 'Family Affairs.
Fall-prevention strategies boomers can fall in love with.
Fall-prevention strategies boomers can fall in love with (BPT).
Brooke D'Orsay and Eric Mabius star in "How to Fall In Love ".
At Spice Kitchen in Cleveland's Gordon Square, fall in love with flavors -- but on your next visit, be prepared to find something new.
In this day and age, people are more than happy to fall in love FACEBOOK-TO-FACEBOOK.
Adult obesity rates increased in 23 US states last year and did not fall in a single state, an annual survey released on July 1 found.
Falling In Reverse filmed their new music video in St Pete.
Flora , Gilbert win in baseball, B-C falls in girls soccer.
The CWC Volleyball team welcomed in Flora to town on Tuesday night, but were not as excited after the match, falling in straight sets, 25-15, 25-18.
If no rain falls in the days ahead, outdoor watering restrictions are likely in southwestern Oklahoma.
NEW YORK — The price of gasoline fell Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy left a wide swath of flooding, power outages and disrupted transportation in the eastern U.S. Gas pump prices fall in wake of Sandy.
The house where three children were murdered in River Falls in July may soon go into foreclosure.

In science:

From the microstates visited by the system in the first iteration stage, calculate the histogram {hi}, where the number of microstates falling in the j−th energy bin is denoted by hj .
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Statistics is the whole number of events with a valid reconstructed tra jectory falling in the acceptance of the detector array.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
If we regard the fraction S of the graph occupied by the largest component as an order parameter, then the transition falls in the same universality class as the mean-field percolation transition (Stauffer and Aharony, 1992).
Random graphs as models of networks
From their data it appears that the distributions of these numbers follow a power law similar to those of the distributions in Fig. 1, with exponents α that fall in the range 3.1 to 3.3.
Random graphs as models of networks
The linear stability immediately results (see Fig. 4), as the system falls in the potential VΣ (a) along the instantaneous slope at point a(t) (see Fig. 5).
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids