A sudden drop to a lower condition or status
A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin
Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes
On the downfall of the Pathan dynasty of Delhi, about A.D.
The downfall of the temporal power was hailed throughout Italy with unbounded enthusiasm.
In 1814, however, Boni fell into the hands of the British, who retained it for two years; but by the European treaties concluded on the downfall of Napoleon it reverted to its original colonizers.
After the final downfall of Waterloo, she took up her residence at Rome, where Pope Pius VII.
The downfall of Rosas was at last brought about by the instrumentality of Justo Jose de Urquiza, who as governor of Entre Rios, had for many years been one of his strongest supporters.