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gambling was his downfall

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  • downfall — noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a sudden fall (as from power) b. a fall (as of snow or rain) especially when sudden or heavy 2. something that causes a downfall (as of a person) < gambling was his downfall > • downfallen adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruin — [ro͞o′ən] n. [ME ruine < OFr < L ruina < ruere, to fall, hurl to the ground < IE * ereu < base * er , to set in motion, erect > RUN, RISE] 1. Archaic a falling down, as of a building, wall, etc. 2. [pl.] the remains of a fallen… …   English World dictionary

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • Andrew Thomas DelGiorno — Infobox Person name = Andrew Thomas DelGiorno |286px|right|thumb caption = Tommy Del at ease in a casino hotel suite overlooking Atlantic City s Boardwalk. birth date = 1940 (age 68) birth place = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. status = Alive… …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Gambino crime family — Gambino Family redirects here. For the hip hop group, see Gambino Family (group). Gambino crime family Carlo Gambino, the boss of the family during 1957–1976. In New York City, New York Founded by …   Wikipedia

  • Whitey Bulger — James Whitey Joseph Bulger photograph taken in 1994 FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Charges Racketeering influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO): Murder (19 counts) …   Wikipedia

  • Ali Osman — Infobox EastEnders character 2 character name=Ali Osman actor name=Nejdet Salih creator=Tony Holland and Julia Smith introducer=Julia Smith years=1985–1989 first=19 February 1985 last=10 October 1989 dob= 10 April 1956 status=Separated home=… …   Wikipedia

  • Philadelphia crime family — Infobox Criminal organization name =Philadelphia Crime Family caption = founding location =flagicon|US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania founded by =Salvatore Sabella years active =1911 present ethnic makeup =Italian, Italian American membership est =50 …   Wikipedia

  • John Gotti — For his son, see John A. Gotti. For the leader of the Maccabee revolt, see John Gaddi. Teflon Don redirects here. For Rick Ross album, see Teflon Don (album). John Gotti …   Wikipedia


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