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[faw-luh n]
  1. past participle of fall.
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  1. having dropped or come down from a higher place, from an upright position, or from a higher level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc.
  2. on the ground; prostrate; down flat: Exhausted, the racers lay fallen by the road.
  3. degraded or immoral.
  4. (of a woman) having lost her chastity.
  5. overthrown, destroyed, or conquered: a fallen city.
  6. dead: fallen troops.
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Related formsun·fall·en, adjective
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Historical Examples of unfallen

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

    Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848


  • 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


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

    The Other Side of Evolution

    Alexander Patterson

British Dictionary definitions for unfallen


  1. the past participle of fall
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  1. having sunk in reputation or honoura fallen woman
  2. killed in battle with gloryour fallen heroes
  3. defeated
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Word Origin and History for unfallen



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.

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