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  • v. become ground down or deteriorate


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  • But they leave good things to eat at the edge of their homesite.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • "Take a seat and bear me company, Jane: please God, it is the last meal but one you will eat at Thornfield-Hall for a long time."

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • I shop at not-as-trendy boutiques and eat at small restaurants.

    uncharted terriTORI

  • Defence was, for all practical purposes, a self-contained city for the elite socialites to shop at the trendiest stores, eat at the best restaurants, and have their hair and makeup done at beauty salons owned by celebrities featured on Pakistan Television.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • The two Afghans, of course, wouldn't eat at an unbeliever's table, so they waited in his office, where food was brought to them.


  • It is worth noting that we had at least fifty dinners out together over a five-year period, but only that fateful night did we eat at that Chinese restaurant, or any Chinese restaurant for that manner.

    The Sacred Promise

  • I should have known it was too dangerous to write the letter to Dr. Mullin, to go to Chicago with Toby, even to eat at the Star__t diner.

    Claim to Fame

  • I was glad to hear that you ware well when you rote but sory to hear that Pas health is so bad, you sed you had hung your meet and wished I had some of it [unclear: you] need not bee uneasy about that wee have plenty to eat at this time. have had meet hanging in our cabin ever since our first boxes came to us

    Augusta County: John P. Dull to Giney Dull, January 11, 1865

  • But instead of saying it was time to cash in all her red Skee-Ball tickets, her mom came with a big surprise—they were going to stay overnight at the Tropicana and were going to eat at the seafood buffet.

    Surrender the Dark

  • There were dances, weddings, entertainments-and, because of Grant's raids against the surrounding railroads, almost nothing to eat at any of them.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]


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