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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of erode.

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Examples

  • Zachriel: A rock erodes from a mountain and tumbles down.

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • But if the security forces don't [act], as they didn't for a long time, the vandalism escalates, and the military and police get humiliated and attacked -- which in the long term erodes what, at least for the armed forces, had been a mutually beneficial marriage of convenience, with friction along the way. "

    MRZine.org

  • Comedians have appealed to internet users to stop spreading their jokes on websites as they fear it "erodes" and "undermines" live shows.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • "It kind of erodes moral authority when we screwed up so badly."

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • We don't think this is the more likely outcome, but as each week and month passes, there is a growing danger of vicious circle as confidence erodes, he said.

    The UK and world economy

  • And with each bubble, monetary authorities create more inflation that, over time, erodes the very moral capital on which paper currencies depend.

    Gold and the Barbarians

  • And once public support erodes, the cost benefits become less relevant to the political decision-makers -- because you don't want to be the one who greenlit the program that created seven new American martyrs.

    Astronauts Once Again Demonstrate Why Humans Must be a Part of Space Exploration - NASA Watch

  • For Japan's auto and auto parts makers, the yen's strengthening against the dollar so far this year has weighed heavily as it erodes the value of their dollar-denominated profits and hurts their price competitiveness in overseas markets.

    Japan to Steer Funds to Its Auto-Parts Makers

  • The yen's strengthening against the dollar so far this year has weighed heavily on all Japanese exporters because it erodes the value of dollar-denominated profits and hurts their price competitiveness in overseas markets.

    Japan to Steer Funds to Its Auto-Parts Makers

  • That is because a bond pays a fixed rate, and inflation erodes the value of that payout over time.

    About That Bond Selloff ...

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