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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of shrink.

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit and past participle of

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Examples

  • Since 2000, ACoC has shrunk from a little over 650,000 attendees in 2000 to around 325,000 in 2010, a loss of over 20,000 people annually.

    Bishops in Space « Anglican Samizdat

  • But you have a point, and if you want to see the future of Worldcon, you can look at Westercon, which has shrunk from a high attendance in the high 2000s to around 500, partially because it stayed away from its core constituency (the San Francisco-Los Angeles) axis for so long that lots of the regular attendees drifted away because they didn't/couldn't fly off to El Paso, Honolulu, Spokane, Calgary, etc

    MIND MELD: What Can Worldcon and Comic-Con Learn From Each Other?

  • But you have a point, and if you want to see the future of Worldcon, you can look at Westercon, which has shrunk from a high attendance in the high 2000s to around 500, partially because it stayed away from its core constituency (the San Francisco-Los Angeles) axis for so long that lots of the regular attendees drifted away because they didn't/couldn't fly off to El Paso, Honolulu, Spokane, Calgary, etc.

    MIND MELD: What Can Worldcon and Comic-Con Learn From Each Other?

  • With the introduction of quotas in 1984, reserves have shrunk from a gargantuan 1.28 million tonnes in 1986, to a laughable 16,000 tonnes this year.

    Rising Milk Prices Require More Subsidies?

  • Oddly, the number of ballots shrunk from the first count to the recountThe total ballots counted in the first count were 92,992 and ballots counted in the manual recount were 92,930, a difference of 62 ballots.

    Sound Politics: King Cantcounty lost 62 ballots in recount

  • "Possibly," Chorley says, Hemans "shrunk from the research and illustration recommended to her, as involving too much labour; at all events, the poem was never completed" (1: 56-57).

    Hemans, Heber, and _Superstition and Revelation_

  • She had a certain consciousness – or fear – that it would not be understood, and she would be laughed at – not openly, for Dr. Sandford was never impolite; but yet she shrunk from the cold glance of unbelief, or of derision, however well and kindly masked.

    Melbourne House

  • But for your perseverance and your faithful belief in the value of Manson's induction, you would have shrunk from the difficulties.

    Ronald Ross - Banquet Speech

  • Any mother in England would have shrunk from the thought that her best-beloved son – especially a young man of Guy's temperament, and under Guy's present circumstances – was thrown into the society which now surrounded the debauched dotage of the too-notorious Earl of Luxmore.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • I pleaded that I thought myself too young to encounter the cares and important duties of domestic life; I shrunk from the idea of everything clandestine, and anticipated a thousand ill consequences that might attend on a concealed marriage.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

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