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  • v. Present participle of decline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. decreasing.
  • adj. going from better to worse.
  • adj. becoming less or smaller. Opposite of increasing.
  • adj. drawing to an end; waning.


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  • Not at all, since most of the declining is a result of leftist policy.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Wage Stagnation Debate

  • Not at all, since most of the declining is a result of leftist policy. change Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Wage Stagnation Debate

  • PDP National Chairman Vincent Ogbulafor, who told journalists yesterday in Abuja that the Senators 'views were "individualistic", also expres-sed concern about what he called the declining fortunes of the party in the South-west.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • We have seen, I guess, a slowdown of the, what we call declining business or lost business line in the institutional business, which is what we would expect and what we've predicted.


  • When you pull into that parking lot there are always some guys offering to place crushed cardboard boxes onto your windshield to keep your supposedly locked car cooler while you shop and you can either accept or decline his offer but declining is foolish so you accept and when you leave the store you tip the guy a few pesos and he directs your departure and that is that.

    Charging for parking

  • Some laid-off employees become entrepreneurs, working on ideas that have been ignored by corporate bureaucracies, while sclerotic firms in declining industries fail, making way for nimbler enterprises.

    How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

  • Yemen's oil output has been steadily declining from a peak of about 440,000 barrels per day in 2001.

    Yemen Oil Pipeline BOMBED By Suspected Al-Qaeda

  • Dave Shearer, harbor master at the Great Salt Lake Marina, said recreationists, industries that do business on the lake and the pilots that fly over it also have a stake in declining lake levels.

    Birders, boaters fret over shrinking Great Salt Lake

  • ALTERNATIVES: There is a 17% allocation to alternative funds, which typically aim to provide positive returns even in declining markets.

    A Focus on Preservation

  • The cause of her passing is not known but she was in declining health over the past year and neglected to seek medical help for reasons known only to her.

    Archive 2009-08-01


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