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

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Examples

  • San Sebastián's population dwindled from a high of several thousand in the nineteenth century to just 600 today.

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  • His only ever California friend, Liam, had dwindled from a tubbaguts programmer-shaped potato to a living skeleton on his death-bed the year before, herpes blooms run riot over his skin and bones in the absence of any immunoresponse.

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  • As to having "had no political incentives" for whatever support he imagines he gave to Israel, how about the incentive of not being run out of office in 2004 had he not done so, and the loss of the tiny percentage of support by Americans that he'd managed to hang on to as his endless second term dwindled to national shame and shared international nightmare.

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  • In recent decades, the hatred and mistrust felt by Southerners towards the Republican Party has dwindled, which is why the “Red states” tend to be in the South as well as the middle part of the country.

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  • Hope your ice plant lives, ours kind of dwindled this year, too wet.

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  • By then, the die for the longboat’s saviors was already cast: unable to cope with alien concepts of taxes, land ownership, and discrimination, the native Kanaka dwindled.

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  • "Some of that discipline has kind of dwindled away during the season," said Turrall, in his second season coaching the Eagles boys.

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  • Thain is rumored to have considered asking the compensation committee to kick in $10M - the amount to which the desired bonus had "dwindled" from the $30M - $40M amount that Thain had originally felt appropriate - for his 2008 bonus.

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  • The company's revenues from its subscription business has "dwindled," the Times said.

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  • "Our day crowd has kind of dwindled down," Atchity said.

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  • I don't think we see this as a verb applied to sentient things often enough: "—but the Queen was no longer at her side—she had suddenly dwindled down to the size of a little doll, and was now on the table, merrily running round and round after her own shawl(...)"

    July 18, 2008