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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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The fall from grace of the best-connected executive in Washington's recent history, Enron's Kenneth Lay, should serve as a cautionary tale about the hazards of spreading corporate money around the nation's capital.
Still, its fall from grace shocked many in the financial world.
The magazine called that "the biggest fall from grace" in 1999.
The villainous Jobs, according to Malone, is the central explanation for Apple's fall from grace, despite possessing superior technology for years.
In addition to life-cycle analysis studies, Hershkowitz acknowledges that a kind of eco-fatalism is responsible for the cloth diaper's fall from grace. "What options do we have on this issue?" he asks.
A leading theme is the long reign of solitary confinement and its final fall from grace. Policy makers tenaciously held on to this system, imposing it not only on some categories of convicts but on most of them.
The massive fall from grace of the former cardinal comes just days before a Vatican conference which will discuss protecting children within the church.
Truly a novel for our times by an author with a genuine flair for deftly created characters and engaging storytelling from beginning to end, "Fall From Grace" is one of those novels that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf.
Surely, the fall from grace is down to those in charge and a review of their students' behaviour needs to be addressed, as their attitude is placing a wider divide between themselves and the local communities, who suffer at the hands of their drunken students.
Awards, have experienced a fall from grace since shooting to fame.
After enduring such a recent fall from grace, it was fantastic to see him back into the top-100 following his win in Scotland.
FALL FROM GRACE: Mersey Tigers with the BBL Trophy in 2011, now they are out of the league