Examples from the Web for downfall
Her downfall came about, because for a second she forgot that to swim in the shark pool, you have to always act like a shark.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won|Vicky Ward|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it was probably at least partly this that precipitated his downfall.
And one day, if I have anything to do with it, that lack of moderation will be his downfall.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Barry, the changes he brought about as mayor are the reasons for his downfall.
“Thom believed that he should be able to control it, and that contributed to his downfall,” his brother remembers.The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter|Zac Bissonnette|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he had the misfortune to cross their path, it brought him a world of woe, and finally his downfall.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
But she is undoubtedly an agent-provocateuse of police set to tempt men to their downfall.The Minister of Evil|William Le Queux
All at once it flashed upon my brain that my second in command was inciting the crew to my downfall and his own elevation.Perseverance Island|Douglas Frazar
The downfall had acted on the other runners like an electric shock.Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner|J. W. Duffield
Your downfall is near, and yet in your wildest dreams you would never guess how strange your downfall is to be.Sir Nigel|Arthur Conan Doyle