Usage examples for abates

  1. " It is impossible to say, Sir Edward," replied the physician: " he refuses all medicines, and unless this fever abates there is but little hope of recovery." – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. But the wind turns them from their course, and when it abates they find themselves in strange waters, pursued by a pirate bark. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  3. During the night the storm abates – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  4. We have some bad moments yet, but the fever gradually abates – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  5. The tempest abates and the sinners were spared for the time. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  6. And here I must observe that, suppose they had made the attempt it would still have been practicable for only some part of the year; for the cold, which in such a climate for some months scarcely ever abates from the long absence of the sun, then enlightening the opposite hemisphere,- the inconceivable quantity of snow, which is continually falling through the greatest part of the winter, together with the almost incessant rains at certain seasons,- all these were almost insurmountable to that expedient. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  7. By remittent fever is to be understood this modification of vital action which rests or abates but does not go entirely off before a fresh attack ensues. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  8. Now perhaps these ousels are not the ousels of the north of England, but belong to the more northern parts of Europe; and may retire before the excessive rigour of the frosts in those parts; and return to breed in the spring, when the cold abates – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  9. An epoch rarely seems to create any great amount of excitement when it is in process of epoching, or at least the excitement is only temporary and soon abates – Roughing it De Luxe by Irvin S. Cobb
  10. Son by son the shame of egoism increases; valour abates hereditary Crown, no hereditary qualities. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. She sleeps: the fever abates the convulsions are gone; the living rose blooms upon her cheek; the crisis is past! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. 4. 26. Dr. Johnson, however, in his Lives of the Poets, abates this praise, that he may transfer the greater part of it to Dryden and Pope. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. If you believe your doctor to be a man of integrity and intelligence, be thankful for his frequent visits, which will cease as his anxiety abates – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  14. Where the foam of the world grows faint before It enters, and abates In meaning as I hear the palm- wind pour. – Sea Poems by Cale Young Rice
  15. Floyd Grandon is as pale as the corpse, and staggers a step or two; but when the terrible shock abates an admiration for his enemy pervades his very soul. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  16. For as all other autumnal birds migrate from the northward to us, to partake of our milder winters, and return to the northward again when the rigorous cold abates so I concluded that the ring- ousels did the same, as well as their congeners the fieldfares; and especially as ring- ousels are known to haunt cold mountainous countries: but I have good reason to suspect since that they may come to us from westward; because I hear, from very good authority, that they breed on Dartmoor; and that they forsake that wild district about the time that our visitors appear, and do not return till late in the spring. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  17. They turn to the land, the old man goes on board, and the storm abates – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  18. The chief part of his gesture will consist in the firm and graceful sway of his body, and in extending his arm when his arguments are pressing, and drawing it again when his vehemence abates – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero