1) abate. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth
Edition. 2000. |
...See synonyms at decrease. 2. To deduct from an amount; subtract. 3. Law a. To put an end to. b. To make void. 1. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside. 2. Law...
2) §23. The Publication of Plays. XVIII. The Drama, 1860–1918. Vol. 17. Later
National Literature, Part II. The Cambridge History of English and American
Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...were printed, they were thus novelized and read by a fiction public. But the custom is abating somewhat in favour of retaining the integrity of the play form. 37...
3) transpire. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language:
Fourth Edition. 2000.
...and unetymological. There is some sign that resistance to this sense of transpire is abating, however. In a 1969 survey the usage was acceptable to only 38 percent...
4) comprise. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth
...The Union is comprised of 50 states. Our surveys show that opposition to this usage is abating. In the 1960s, 53 percent of the Usage Panel found this usage unacceptable;...
5) 281. Attainment by Madison Julius Cawein. Nicholson & Lee, eds. 1917. The
Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse
...your purpose holy, 35 Never dreamed your cause was vain, Look!Behold, through time abating, How the long, sad days of waiting, Striving, starving, hoping, hating,...
6) I. Of Love. Book VI. Fielding, Henry. 1917. The History of Tom Jones, a
Foundling. Vols. I & II. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...to call in the aid of that hunger which I have mentioned above; and which it is so far from abating, that it heightens all its delights to a degree scarce imaginable...
7) XV. The Circulation of the Blood Is Further Confirmed by Probable Reasons.
Harvey, William. 1909-14. On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals.
The Harvard Classics
...in the temperature, the pulse and the rest, which impairing all nutrition in its source and abating the powers at large, it is no wonder that various forms of incurable...
8) VI. Book IV. Of Treaties of Commerce. Smith, Adam. 1909-14. Wealth of
Nations. The Harvard Classics
...than what shall be demanded for the like quantity or measure of French wine, deducting or abating a third part of the custom or duty. But if at any time this deduction...
9) §5. Browne s scepticism . X. Antiquaries. Vol. 7. Cavalier and Puritan.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia
in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...with aiunt and ferunt by many, he says of the story of pope Joan. Oppian, he informs us, abating the annual mutation of sexes in the hyaena, the single sex of the...
10) Inferno [Hell]. Canto VIII. Dante Alighieri. 1909-14. The Divine Comedy.
The Harvard Classics
...My sapient guide Made sign that he for secret parley wish d; Whereat their angry scorn abating, thus 85 They spake: Come thou alone; and let him go, Who hath so hardily...