The earth trembled, and her legs crumbled beneath her.
If he crumbled, so did she.
With her knees pulled closer to her chest to guard against the sea breeze, the dress crumbled to the creases of her thighs and hip.
The door groaned but didn't give, though the wall on one side crumbled enough to leave a large opening.
A'Ran launched himself upwards, catching the door as the ground beneath him crumbled and gave.
She staggered at the sensation, taking in the crumbled world around her.
Her defenses crumbled, and she began to cry.
Eugene Beauharnais, viceroy of the kingdom of Italy, showed both constancy and courage; but after the battle of Leipzig (October 1619, 1813) his power crumbled away under the assaults of the now victorious Austrians.
It was a flourishing city several miles in circuit when it was destroyed by the Afghans in 1722, but is now a decayed place, with crumbled walls and mouldering towers and a population of barely 15,000.
His power was military aristocracy resting on the personal qualities of its founder, and after his death the Sikh confederacy gradually crumbled and fell to pieces through sheer want of leadership; and the rule of the Sikhs in the Punjab passed away completely as soon as it incurred the hostility of the British.
A gravel bank acted on by such tremendous force crumbled rapidly, and the disintegrated material could be run readily through sluices to the " dumps."
All over western Europe the elaborate devices of the census and the stations for the collection of customs crumbled away; taxation as such disappeared, through the hostility of the clergy and the exemptions accorded to powerful subjects.
A few weeks later it crumbled irrevocably.
Only a little earth crumbled from the bank under the horse's hind hoofs.
But now he felt that the universe had crumbled before his eyes and only meaningless ruins remained, and this not by any fault of his own.