Definitions of Declined

  1. of Decline
  2. Declinate.

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