Examples from the Web for crestfallen
Also attending was Regan, who told investigators the president had been “crestfallen” at hearing about the diversion.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, just before the tenth stanza, a crestfallen Alvarado whispered that he was done.Boxers, Be Brave and Quit Before Your Brain Turns to Mush|Gordon Marino|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"We really wanted stainless," says the crestfallen pair, and trudge back out the door.
"He must have took the money when I fell from the tree," thought Joel, crestfallen.Facing the World|Horatio Alger
When he entered the council chamber after a very short absence, he looked puzzled and crestfallen.The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
"Yes," returned Jaspar, endeavoring to assume a crestfallen air.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
Henochstein turned in crestfallen silence and passed slowly out of the room.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass
I never saw a man so crestfallen, nor one more determined to "have the laa on him" in my life.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for crestfallen
Word Origin and History for crestfallen
1580s, past participle adjective, but the verb crestfall is recorded only from 1610s, in reference to diseased horses, and is rare. It's possible that the image behind this use of the word is not cocks, as often is asserted, but horses.