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  • verb Present participle of abate.
  • noun rhetoric 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

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

    WN.com - Business News

  • 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.

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • 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

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • 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

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • 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

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • 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

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

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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