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  • v. Present participle of abate.
  • n. Anesis.

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Examples

  • CNN seems to be crammed full of liberals who have nothing but in abating love for everything their wonderful new president does.

    Administration critics slam civilian trials for 9/11 suspects

  • Nor was it at all certain, in any one instance, where this exemplary chastisement overtook him, that the apparent unanimity of the actors went further than the _practical_ conclusion of "abating" the imperial nuisance, or that their indignation had settled upon the same offences.

    The Caesars

  • The Fed stated economic conditions continued to improve and noted that the deterioration in the labor market appears to be "abating," but expects to see a "moderate" recovery for a time as private spending

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  • The dollar rose to a one-week high against the yen on Dec. 16, when the Fed said deterioration in the labor market is "abating" while reiterating it will keep its target rate at virtually zero for an "extended period."

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  • The Fed stated economic conditions continued to improve from its previous meeting in December and noted that the deterioration in the labor market appears to be "abating," but expects to see a "moderate" recovery for some time.

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  • Stocks hold gains as Fed says job losses 'abating'NEW YORK - Stocks held on to most of their gains Wednesday as the Federal Reserve reminded investors that it would end several of its extraordinary supports for the economy in the coming year.

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  • Stocks hold gains as Fed says job losses 'abating'

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  • • Help the country address other national objectives such as abating climate change, promoting energy independence, and fostering long-term domestic manufacturing capacity in clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney. com) -- Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the turmoil in the financial system is "abating," but urged lawmakers to enact comprehensive reforms to help prevent future crises.

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  • Even so, "abating" is exactly what it means, at least for the time being.

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  • Adding a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what has been said previously. Also known as anesis. This is the opposite of epitasis. (Silva Rhetoricae)

    May 17, 2008