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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of slacken.


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  • Zero to zero for most of the game, and when the rain slackened, both squads started scoring until time ran out for one of them.

    View from the Northern Border

  • His taut expression slackened and he found the curve of a smile.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Among the remaining three Districts, economic conditions were mixed in Atlanta and St. Louis, while economic activity "slackened" in Richmond.

  • Conversely, those people whose ties to religious social networks slackened somewhat over this year reduced their civic involvement in all these ways.

    American Grace

  • When he realized his very accent had changed, his jaw slackened with shock.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • The civilians screamed; Declan clenched his slackened jaw, then ordered, “If it goes, fire at will.”

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • When she wriggled beneath him, his jaw slackened, his lids growing heavy.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • His jaw slackened, and a shallow breath rattled out.

    End of Time

  • Otto Weininger, twenty-three, had published his first book, Sex and Character, a few months earlier.49 Without doubt his suicide drew attention to the book, an attention that has never slackened.


  • Just when Kate thought it was hopeless, the wind slackened for the briefest of moments, dropping pressure on the life ring.

    Gideon’s war

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