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Definitions of Declined

  1. of Decline
  2. Declinate.
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Quotes of Declined

  1. The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are, and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush. – Sidney Blumenthal
  2. As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased. – Ralph A. Cram
  3. But friends invited me to a private screening of Emmanuelle and said I'd learn a few things. But I know all the swear words. I just don't use them. So I declined – Irene Dunne
  4. Since Social Security was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to ensure economic security for American workers, poverty among American seniors has dramatically declined – Steve Israel
  5. A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college, but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter. – Simon Newcomb
  6. Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? – Will Rogers
  7. In the past I have declined to comment on my own work: because, it seems to me, a poem is what it is; because a poem is itself a definition, and to try to redefine it is to be apt to falsify it; and because the author is the person least able to consider his work objectively. – James Schuyler
  8. I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath. – Jack Steinberger
  9. The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball. – John Thorn
  10. Well, we've made some changes on this tour. We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains. We've been staying in hotels most of the way, though I will say some hotels have declined to take us because we're just having too much fun. – Bill Walton
  11. One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts and sacrifices of single families, which in David's time must still have been general, gradually declined and lost their importance as social circles widened and life became more public. – Julius Wellhausen

Usage examples for Declined

  1. How they have declined – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. He felt as if he had a complaint against fortune; good- natured as he was, his good- nature this time quite declined to let it pass. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  3. " I have no doubt she has already declined you in every possible form. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  4. Olivia, had she been able, would certainly have declined the visit, as she was aware that Forge intended to marry Miss Pewsey next month. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  5. " And they declined interrupted the consul. – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  6. She declined to answer directly. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  7. Some of them urged him to go in the larger boat, and even offered to exchange with him; but Brandon declined – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. When E. D. sat down the minister repeated in substance what she had said; for, not being used to speak through an interpreter, she declined his giving sentence by sentence. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  9. Atupa, dreading a disturbing element in his little community, had, at first, declined but the ship had come again, and the chief having consented to try the new religion, a teacher landed. – By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke
  10. The sky was threatening, and I declined – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  11. To my surprise " No. 4" declined – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  12. He had bought their safety at his own cost, and they had declined to be saved. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. But none of us wept when he declined not even his good aunt, my wife. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  14. She could not tell her a story, and she did not feel at liberty to tell her the truth; and if she declined to answer her question, the poor child might imagine something dreadful. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  15. Her offer was declined – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. He declined to talk, and, if I'm a judge of character, it's the line he'll stick to until the end. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  17. They declined to do that. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. Few would believe the truth- that twenty- four hours before the election he had declined to stand. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  19. Japan declined and went on building ships. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  20. I declined to give the name, saying that I did not wish to disturb Mr. Bayliss. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln