Usage examples for abatement

  1. The clouds above broke somewhat towards morning, but there was no sign of abatement in the tempest. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. And the Dyaks were hardly likely to permit an abatement of the smoke while it brought no discomfort to themselves. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  3. Let us assume that she believes with all her heart that she has been sent into the world for one definite purpose- shall we say to work for the abatement of the smoke nuisance? – Windyridge by W. Riley
  4. In 1823 there was a marked improvement, and the king's speech congratulated the country on 'the gradual abatement of those difficulties under which agriculture has so long suffered. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  5. One o'clock passed, then two and three, but there was no abatement in the danzon. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  6. " That is precisely what we must learn," continued Trenta, eagerly seizing on the slightest abatement of the marchesa's wrath. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  7. When it became officially known in Tinkletown, through the columns of the Banner, that Eliphalet Loop had brought suit for divorce against his wife Anna, the town experienced a convulsion that bore symptoms of continuing without abatement until snow fell, and perhaps- depending on the evidence introduced- throughout the entire winter. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Notwithstanding the sensuality in which Vathek indulged, he experienced no abatement in the love of his people, who thought that a sovereign immersed in pleasure was not less tolerable to his subjects than one that employed himself in creating them foes. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
  9. The fury of Richard Vont showed no signs of abatement. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. Now openly and earnestly they set about arming themselves, refused peace beforehand without the humiliation of Obwalden, and called upon Bern by letters and an embassy not to make the least abatement in its unsettled grievances against that district, but rather to insist with redoubled zeal on satisfaction and the fullest indemnity. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  11. The military situation of the republic was not a brilliant one; at the close of the convention there had been an abatement of victories. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  12. Even by ten o'clock that night there was no abatement in the volume of rain falling. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  13. One effect of the conquest which the General had gained over the affections of the village, was a considerable abatement of the popular prejudice against " the military." – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing