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- adj. Possessing the property of reducing in size or significance.
- v. Present participle of shrink.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from shrink.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. process or result of becoming less or smaller
- n. the act of becoming less
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As to the man himself, there is a point at which virtue becomes vice, and vice versâ, and his pusillanimity in shrinking from the inconvenience and terrible disagreeableness of 'making a row' coincides with his good-nature.
She recalled his shrinking from the boys, and his hasty refusal to go to the homestead.
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I also remember Reagan raising the capital gains tax rate as part of the 1986 compromise, resulting in shrinking revenues.
All of which suggests that the question of how far voters truly want to venture in shrinking government will be the crux of the debate in the new Congress — and in the next presidential campaign, as President Obama seeks another term.
I'm afraid the New Yorker isn't alone in shrinking, my husband has been saying the same thing about Time Magazine, which I never read (I'd rather be knitting and ignorant!).
We've stabilized the economy; an economy that's was shrinking is now growing.
In addition, "Smart shrinking" is the term Drake Bennett of the Boston Globe recently used to describe creative urban planning that embraces shrinking cities.
For each time Republican administrations have cut taxes in the name of shrinking government, this has instead shifted wealth from the lower and middle income classes to the top income brackets, which lowers the overall demand for goods and services.
The whole idea of food shrinking is not such a bad thing; the horror comes from the prices being attached to these bite sized morsels of sustenance.