downfall collocations and examples

 UK /ˈdaʊnˌfɔːl/

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a sudden loss of power, status, or success

Adjectives frequently used with downfall
eventual, final, ultimateNapoleon’s ultimate downfall was due to the forces that the Revolution had unleashed and Napoleon accelerated.
Verbs frequently used with downfall
cause someone or something’s downfall: bring about, cause, hasten, lead to, proveHe was at the centre of a religious controversy which was to prove his eventual downfall.plan secretly to cause someone or something’s downfall: engineer, plotMany of the group’s members had been actively plotting his downfall.
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