Usage examples for abatement

  1. The dusk was closing in, but there was still no abatement of the sounds of battle. – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
  2. " Abatement abatement nothing but abatement – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  3. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. Nevertheless, he shall have his money without abatement of a penny; here it is, and I beg of you, Herr von Osternau, to transmit it to him." – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  9. So a hireling's year signifies an entire year without abatement – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. 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
  11. In point of fact, ethically considered, this marriage was a matter that will admit of discussion; but, so far as the girl herself is concerned, if we remember her mother's prayers, her complaints, and even her commands- if we take into consideration the fact that Pepita thought by this means to procure for her mother a comfortable old age, and to save her brother from dishonor and infamy, constituting herself his guardian angel and his earthly providence, we must confess that our condemnation will admit of some abatement – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  12. " 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
  13. To judge by the instantaneous composure of her whole appearance, he did produce a temporary abatement of her malady. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. There he stood for an hour, disfevered by the limpid liquid tumult, inspirited by the glancing volumes of a force that knows no abatement and is the skiey Alps behind, the great historic citied plains ahead. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  15. 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
  16. The fury of Richard Vont showed no signs of abatement – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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