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Fall apart   /fɔl əpˈɑrt/   Listen
Fall apart

Lose one's emotional or mental composure.  Synonym: go to pieces.
Go to pieces.  Synonyms: break, bust, wear, wear out.  "The gears wore out" , "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
Break or fall apart into fragments.  Synonym: crumble.  "The Sphinx is crumbling"
Become separated into pieces or fragments.  Synonyms: break, come apart, separate, split up.  "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

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"Fall apart" Quotes from Famous Books

... the Emperors, later through the Popes. I have found there, that every manifestation of Italian life has also been a manifestation of European life; and that always when Italy fell, the moral unity of Europe began to fall apart in analysis, in doubt, in anarchy. I believe in yet another manifestation of the Italian idea; and I believe that another European world ought to be revealed from the Eternal City, that had the Capitol, and has ...
— At Home And Abroad - Or, Things And Thoughts In America and Europe • Margaret Fuller Ossoli

... plain. The spirit is the reality that endures. I am spirit, and I endure. I, Darrell Standing, the tenant of many fleshly tenements, shall write a few more lines of these memoirs and then pass on my way. The form of me that is my body will fall apart when it has been sufficiently hanged by the neck, and of it naught will remain in all the world of matter. In the world of spirit the memory of it will remain. Matter has no memory, because its forms are evanescent, and what is engraved on its forms ...
— The Jacket (The Star-Rover) • Jack London

... parallel with the more collective apostolate of "the Twelve''—has proved itself by tokens of Divine approval, Peter and his colleagues frankly recognize the distinction of the two missions, and are anxious only to arrange that the two shall not fall apart by religiously and morally incompatible usages (Acts xv.). Paul, on his side, clearly implies that Peter felt with him that the Law could not justify (Gal. ii. 15 ff.), and argues that it could not now be made obligatory in ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Fall apart" :   fray, split, smash, fragmentize, dilapidate, change integrity, puncture, crack, ladder, crush, lose it, frazzle, fragmentise, break up, fragment, run, disintegrate, decay, wear out, break open, break down, snap, burst

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