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as in: radioactive fallout Define
the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
  • They built a fallout shelter after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • An airburst increases the area destroyed by a nuclear blast force and decreases local fallout.

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  • When the authorities in Tallahassee suspected that the fallout from Jacksonville, carried by the east wind, would blanket the state capital, they ordered evacuation.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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as in: fallout from the failure Define
any adverse and unwanted secondary effect or much more rarely: a positive or neutral secondary effect
  • The company is trying to minimize the fallout from the accounting scandal.
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  • Pressurized air within the complex prevents contamination by radioactive fallout and biological weapons.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Practical effect is similar but no fallout, thank God.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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  • I fought to keep my mouth shut because if I said what I wanted to say, the nuclear fallout would kill everything for hundreds of miles.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The fallout: Brian told Amy she was an untrustworthy friend and stopped talking to her.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I loved my family, but the fallout of my parents’ divorce was something I wanted to avoid com— pletely.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • How do you know it’s not fallout from a war in China?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Donna had thought it might have been some fallout with Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • She was a cold war nun who’d once lined the walls of her room with Reynolds Wrap as a safeguard against nuclear fallout.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It was enough to clean off that hilltop and make everybody in the city take shelter against fallout.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • If a man went as far south as New Zealand there might be something left after the fallout fell out.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road

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  • And it could have been, except for the fallout I was suffering for rejecting Mike Evans.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Everybody was putting fallout shelters in their backyards, canning tap water, getting ready for the end of time.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The BLU-82B is the largest conventional bomb ever built and, of course, leaves no nuclear fallout.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Collateral damage, the unavoidable fallout from his and Celine’s admittedly distant relationship.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • A smile of lath opened amid powdery fallout.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Prim quietly points out the widespread fallout from that disaster—the pox scars on people’s bodies, the slightly disfigured children.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • With fallout and radiation, it’ll be luck—the size of configuration of the weapons, altitude of the fireball, direction of the wind.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • That is, until the inevitable fallout.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Thirteen students in my class made fallout-shelter models for their science project, which shows it was not just me worried about it.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • All I am is fallout.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • What about fallout?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "Did you talk to him about fallout?" he asked.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Wind’s from the east, so we won’t get any fallout, anyway not now.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Where did you learn all that stuff about fallout?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • As if to demonstrate what war had once been about, the Ousters scoured North Bressia-first with several hundred fallout-free nuclear weapons and tactical plasma bombs, then with deathbeams, and finally with tailored viruses.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Millions more would die later from the radioactive fallout.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Or at least, the fallout wasn’t going to be.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • I waited for him to talk about everything that had happened or to warn me of the coming fallout.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "Now you can manage their fallout," I snapped unnecessarily, referring to the FBI.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • We can’t afford that, but if we can avoid a confrontation and any possible fallout, we must try.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Of course Charlie would explode with pride — no one in the town of Forks would be able to escape the fallout from his excitement.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The economic fallout or gain, the political fallout or gain.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • I heard new vocabulary: nuclear bomb, radioactive fallout, bomb shelter.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Somewhere, very far off, is a place called District 12, where my mother and sister and friends will have to deal with the fallout from this night.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • They didn’t have a clear idea what radiation might do, so they tracked where the wind blew it, and what happened to those who came in contact with the fallout.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • We were a parade of fools, open not only to the effects of chemical fallout but to the scornful judgment of other people.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • You mean exposure to fallout.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The economic fallout or gain, the political fallout or gain.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • She drew a picture of a mushroom on the blackboard and dotted a flurry of chalkmarks for the dusty fallout that would kill us all.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Site of our last conversation, kiss, fallout, whatever.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • People with electronic equipment appeared to be trying to detect radiation or toxic fallout.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • There’s a sudden wind shift and the fallout blows the wrong way.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I’ve always feared dying before, psychological fallout from my childhood near death experience.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Not even the great Bezu Fache would survive the political fallout if he had mistakenly splashed a prominent American’s face all over French television, claiming he was a murderer.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Market day looks like you just came out of your fallout shelter after the bomb attack: nobody there but a few old guys with car parts and knives and cookpots, hoping to trade for food.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • At the same time, the mayor hadn’t enjoyed the fallout from his treatment of the Lost Boys Soccer Team, and he had no appetite for another round of negative publicity in the newspapers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • They drove through pretty heavy fallout, I guess.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He wasn’t exercised over the fallout blanketing Tallahassee from the attack on Jacksonville.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Strontium 90, probably the most dangerous of all fallout materials, collected in calcium.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • For instance, no greens, or lettuce, if your garden has received fallout.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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