Usage examples for reduces

  1. Some of the ranchers out here, I understand, even do their tractor- plowing in the form of a series of elongated figure- eights, beginning at one corner of their tract, claiming this reduces the time spent with plows out of the ground. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  2. The warrior thus reduces the chances of battle to combinations almost of mathematics. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. It need not follow, however, that the rising value of gold reduces prices. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  4. We don't last long in this life: it soon wears us out, and when we 're worn out and sung out, danced out and played out, the manager has no further use for us; so he reduces us to the ranks or kicks us out entirely." – The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  5. The air- filled cell cavity or interior reduces its weight, and, like an empty corked bottle, it weighs less than the water. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  6. 13. He reduces the whole of our syntax to about thirty lines; and two thirds of these are useless; for Dr. Johnson expressed it quite as fully in ten. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. He quietly rebuilds the fire, reduces a bit of navy plug to its lowest denomination, and takes a solitary smoke- still holding down his favorite log. – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  8. Love reduces all things to itself. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  9. It reduces to the notion of what is just entering into experience, and yet to be named, or else to some imagined aboriginal presence in experience, before any belief about the presence had arisen, before any human conception had been applied. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  10. It reduces to insignificance men's judgment, and all their loud voices to a babble of nothings. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  11. In one, he only reduces a substance into form; but in the other, he must create that substance. – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  12. Browning's education in the formal sense reduces itself to a minimum. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  13. The arrangement of the true vocal cords, projecting as they do towards the middle line, reduces to a mere chink the space between the part of the larynx above them and the part below them. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  14. This reduces the offer to $ 7, 500, 000, 000, as compared with the $ 40, 000, 000, 000 which, according to my rough estimate, the Treaty demands of her. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  15. The all- round quality of the ore can only be proved by extensive working, and you must be aware that to increase the quantity of the output reduces the cost per ton! – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  16. The necessity which the labourer would be under of paying an increased price for such necessaries, would oblige him to demand more wages; and whatever increases wages, necessarily reduces profits. – On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo
  17. Exposure in dry air to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit for a short time reduces but does not destroy the hygroscopicity, and with it the tendency to shrink and swell. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  18. It becomes an inviting treat to the populace, and gains an additional zest and burlesque by following the already established plan of tragedy; and the first man of genius who seizes the idea, and reduces it into form,- into a work of art,- by metre and music, is the Aristophanes of the country. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  19. Whatever reduces hazard, discomfort, loss of time, uncertainty, or the cost of living for workers adds value to their wages and is a means of influencing their attitude towards the company. – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill