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fallen

[faw-luh n] /ˈfɔ lən/
verb
1.
past participle of fall.
adjective
2.
having dropped or come down from a higher place, from an upright position, or from a higher level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc.
3.
on the ground; prostrate; down flat:
Exhausted, the racers lay fallen by the road.
4.
degraded or immoral.
5.
(of a woman) having lost her chastity.
6.
overthrown, destroyed, or conquered:
a fallen city.
7.
dead:
fallen troops.
Related forms
unfallen, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unfallen
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  • Fallen or unfallen, innocent or guilty, converted or unconverted, the soul must live forever.

  • The 'prisoner,' as you call her, is as innocent as the snow yet unfallen from heaven.

  • These are the unfallen spirits who reveal their native dispositions and are not ashamed.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • Again the world was young and unfallen, nor had the gates of Heaven closed.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • If we were unfallen angels, the rule might perhaps be a safe one.

    In the School-Room John S. Hart
  • For gasta weardas as an epithet for angels, though then unfallen, cf. line 12a, sup.

    Genesis A Anonymous
  • I looked up inquiringly; there was that in her eye which might be the light of an unfallen tear.

  • Below the unfallen creation and regenerated humanity is the unregenerated selfish man.

    The Other Side of Evolution Alexander Patterson
  • Deeper moss couched here; unfallen moondrops glistened; mistletoe palely sprouted from the gnarled boughs.

    Henry Brocken Walter J. de la Mare
  • She had come to him with friendship because she was certain of his unfallen determination to make his new life an honest life.

    To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
British Dictionary definitions for unfallen

fallen

/ˈfɔːlən/
verb
1.
the past participle of fall
adjective
2.
having sunk in reputation or honour: a fallen woman
3.
killed in battle with glory: our fallen heroes
4.
defeated
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Word Origin and History for unfallen

fallen

adj.

c.1400, past participle adjective from fall (v.). Used figuratively for "morally ruined" by 1620s. Meaning "those who have died" attested by 1765. Fallen angel is from 1680s; fallen woman by 1820.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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