01. The small boys were having a race [tumbling] down the side of the hill.
02. The child [tumbled] over the chair when he ran into the room.
03. He broke his arm when he hit a bump, and took a [tumble] off his bicycle.
04. Interest rates have [tumbled] in the last few months.
05. The water [tumbled] over the rocks, and into a large blue pool.
06. Housing sales are expected to [tumble] as a result of the increase in mortgage rates.
07. The bomb exploded, and the walls came [tumbling] down.
08. Ira Gershwin wrote in a song, "In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may [tumble], they're only made of clay, but our love is here to stay."
09. Unease over the company's current financial difficulties has caused stock prices to [tumble] for the third straight day.
10. The instructions for your new sweater say; machine wash on gentle cycle and [tumble] dry.
11. The river leads to a nice waterfall, which [tumbles] over a cliff and into a beautiful little pool that is great for swimming.
12. He took a nasty [tumble] down the stairs and cut his head open.
13. The kittens [tumbled] about on the floor, play-fighting and chasing each other's tails.
14. The falling and [tumbling] figures in the painting reveal the Christian concept of hell as violent and lacking order.
15. The jockey took a hard [tumble] after his horse tripped going around the curve.

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