Usage examples for abate

  1. Here we were obliged to spend the rest of the day and night, on account of our patient, whose sickness did not abate. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  2. " I would not abate one penny. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. It was resolved that another embassy, composed of the whole acting Senate, and followed by a considerable train, should proceed to Alaric; that one more effort should be made to induce him to abate his ruinous demands on the conquered; and that if this failed, the gates should be thrown open, and the city and the people abandoned to his mercy in despair. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  4. Surely you do not abate on pocket- handkerchiefs! – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. We must e'en serve ourselves and get out the horses and be off, ere the fire abate and the innkeeper and the grooms come back. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  6. Offering the hand to all visitors at one's own house is a courteous and hospitable custom; and a cordial shake of the hand, when friends meet, would abate much of the coldness of manner ascribed to Americans. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  7. " Then we will abate it by carrying you up there," said Van Shaw smiling, and Helen smiled back at him, to Felix Bauer's rage. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  8. When it rises and boils, pour in a little more of the water, and diminish the fire to abate the boiling and allow the scum to rise. –  by
  9. The storm seemed to increase rather than abate its force. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  10. All the world is a deluge of rain when we leave Athabasca Landing, and we wait at the hotel till the last minute, hoping the storm may abate in order that we may reach our steamer without losing too much starch. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  11. A change to a quieter style of dress would soon abate this treatment of which so many ladies complain. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  12. Towards morning, however, the wind began to abate. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. Let us hope that this lamentable movement will soon abate. – Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde
  14. I say fly, for I set out with eagerness enough; but every step I took I felt my ardour abate. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  15. " She did but sleep," he said; and the Emperor clung to the chamber of his beloved, and would not abate his watchfulness " till Frastrade woke." – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  16. There is no rain to soften or abate the wind- and the sea grows greater with every breath of the rising gale! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  17. For instance, in explaining the term abate to a child, if we say it means to diminish, and he is unfamiliar with that word, he is made none the wiser by our explanation. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  18. Abate the extreme stress of poverty, give the poor a glimpse of a more prosperous life, teach them to know their power, and the danger of poverty increases. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  19. Every man would abate from another’ s estimation, that he may add to his own. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. He has lain there two hours or more, and the mountain storm begins to abate. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed