Falling away

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See To fall away, To fall off, etc., under Fall, v. i.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At first he blamed himself for this falling away, and the fear of hell-fire urged him to renewed vehemence; but the passion was dead, and gradually other interests distracted his thoughts.
Yet one by one those around me are falling away. I told you an hour ago that Gerald was at Brancaster.
"Last season they were 25 points behind Pep Guardiola's side, so it shows the incredible progress they have made, and I can't see them falling away next season,"Lawrenson told BBC Sport.