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  • n. one who declines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. He who declines or rejects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who declines.
  • n. Same as declining dial (which see, under dial).


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  • Another decliner from the very top of our list last year is 2009's No. 1, Wang Chuanfu.

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  • The "decliner" of the admonition to turn no more to the hill of doom, but boldly to climb the hill of peace, will fall stricken through the soul.

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  • Hewlett-Packard was by far the Dow's biggest decliner on Friday as the stock tumbled to a six-year low.

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  • Bank of America was the biggest decliner among the Dow components, tumbling 45 cents, or 6%, to 7.01, while J.P. Morgan Chase lost 1.38, or 3.8%, to 35.19.

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  • Essar Energy sank 8.7% and was the biggest decliner in the Stoxx 600 after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to underweight from equalweight, citing earnings risks.

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  • BAE Systems was the biggest decliner on the FTSE 100, down 4.3%, while Rolls-Royce fell 1.5% and Smiths Group dropped 0.9%.

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  • The stock was the biggest decliner in Amsterdam's benchmark AEX index.

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  • The day's biggest decliner among Stoxx 600 components was Swiss specialty-chemical group Clariant , which plummeted 16% after it cut its full-year sales and profit outlook because of the strong Swiss franc and the global economic slowdown.

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  • Abercrombie & Fitch was the S&P's biggest decliner, slumping 14.75, or 20%, to 59.26, after the retailer said it is seeing a "slowing trend" in Europe, including falling same-store sales at flagship locations.

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  • Premier Oil was the biggest decliner on the Stoxx 600, falling 9.7% in London after the firm's six-month results raised concerns about its ability to meet 2012 production targets.

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