How awful that silent, unceasing footfall of receding days is when once we begin to watch it!
Of the footfall type an example may be quoted from Moniaive.
As soon as the group of stragglers round the fire heard the footfall of the Major's horse, a frenzied yell of hunger went up from them.
It was at least ten minutes before she heard Kilrush leave the house, and then his footfall was so heavy that it sounded like a stranger's.
With the first human footfall in this solemn untrodden recess rushed in the jarring cares and considerations of the busy world in all its whirling haste--its feverish strivings.
Suddenly the faintest possible creak of a footfall on the floor behind him.
Here they waited till they heard the footfall of the impi of the king's Slayers, as it came slowly along seeking them.
Every footfall accelerated the completion without augmenting the certainty of evil.
It is true Wolfert fancied more than once that he heard the sound of a stealthy footfall at a distance behind them; but it might have been merely the echo of their own steps along the quiet streets.
The footfall came opposite the gate, and stopped there.
She was listening for a footfall in a state of mental tensity which almost took away from her the power of motion.
No other sound followed, however, in the silence of the night, though he strained his ears for the faintest echo of a distant footfall and the slightest noise indicating that a window or a door was about to be opened.
He lost so little time, that it seemed to Vjera as though the echo of his steps had not died away upon the stairs before she heard his footfall again as he descended.
Yet, when the sound of a light footfall struck among the thousand whispering noises of wind and leaf that went to make up the silence of the ruins, the glory of joy that lit up eye and lip left no room for any other impression.
The vision of twenty dangerous places where one impetuous footfall might have hurled his darling into the cruel beating waves painted themselves--a hideous phantasmagory--upon Sir Adrian's brain.
A footfall sounded in one of the after compartments.
At the sound of a footfall or the soft creak of a plank I felt that I might lose all control and leap up and brain him with the heavy bottle in my grasp.
I started violently at the sound, and in the silence that followed I thought I heard a footfall in the cabin below.
Every step or bang of a trunk echoed from my room down the other three, and every footfall came back tremulously from the far walls.
Had it not been for the earnestness with which they were talking, the aunt and niece might have heard a light footfall down the passage.
He was very still and quiet, and she paused as she drew near, wondering if he had not heard her light footfall upon the fallen leaves.
Filled with a burning curiosity that rendered him impervious to the thought of personal risk, Cuthbert first shrank into a dark recess, and then with hushed and noiseless footfall followed the tall figure in its walk.
But his footfall did not escape the quick ears of the old soldier, Estoc, who turning instantly, not only perceived who it was, but also marked the room from which he came.
Swearing an oath or two in an under tone, Estoc looked up and down the passage to see if he could perceive the careless warder; but nothing was to be discovered; and no sound or footfall gave notice that he was near.
His footfall was a feathery thing that carried him like a shadow to the door.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "footfall" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: clop; footstep; hop; jump; pace; skip; step; stride; tramp; tread