from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reduction in pace, force, or intensity; a slowdown.
- n. A temporary stop; a pause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pause or period of slackening.
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Google has been maintaining its leadership role very well without any kind of letup!
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter called it a "letup" by Michigan State.
To coin a Spanish phrase, Barcelona played sin prisa pero sin pausa: with no haste, but with no letup either.
Abortion rights have been under attack without any letup since the initial SCOTUS ruling.
There was no sign of a letup in a security crackdown that started on the eve of Ramadan, 11 days ago.
There is no letup in violence in Afghanistan where a suicide bomber has killed at least 30 people.
But for many admissions offices, there appears to have been no letup.
It could halt such attacks, but some analysts have warned that any letup in the bombing could quickly backfire.
Whenever you get even a bit of a letup in the news flow or even a few bits and pieces of positive news, you are going to get a bounce, said John Ventre , fund manager at Skandia Investment Group.
The Beatles broke up in 1970, but there's no letup in interest about the band: When their song list was added to iTunes last year, more than 2 million individual songs and 450,000 copies of Beatles albums were sold in the first week.
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