Usage examples for diminished

  1. Captain Mull had caused its lamps to be trimmed and lighted for the very reason that had induced Spike to do the same thing, and the dim star they presented was just struggling into existence, as it might be, as the briliance left by the setting sun was gradually diminished, and finally disappeared. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Twenty- five years from now the race of cattle and horses will have diminished in France by one half. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  3. An instance of this kind had now attracted general attention, nor was the amusement diminished by the discovery that he was a foreigner and an Englishman. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  4. Since Mr. Bolles's day there has been much earnest effort to solve the administrative problem; but the difficulties have increased rather than diminished. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  5. But, if it was, it grew upon him with swift and miserable effect as the minutes remaining to them gradually diminished. – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  6. Night had, however, already arrived, and it was understood that the ill- temper of the Calvinists had rather increased than diminished, so that it was doubtful whether the arrangement would be accepted. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  7. Presently the surface diminished a little. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  8. We must help him to some new scheme by which to bring back his diminished custom. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  9. This so diminished her feeling of triumph, that for a week or so her love for Florent abated. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  10. I do not suppose that we can either of us prove whether the forces at work in the world have increased or diminished. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. The farmers, her tenants, had left Etchezar, leaving the barn empty, the house more lonely, and naturally her modest income was much diminished. – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  12. If it were true, it did not help to account for the puzzled look in the Rangar's eyes, that increased rather than diminished. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  13. In April the House of Commons resolved by a majority of eighteen " that the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished." – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  14. Each diminished seventh harmony may resolve in sixteen different ways." – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  15. Rachel's power in song had not diminished. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  16. The refuge of mankind narrowed continually, an island diminished daily by a lapping surf. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  17. 3. The diminished rate of profit produced by capital however employed. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage