For as if a cold gust of wind had passed over them, they all dwindled and paled.
Three neighbours had fallen off on the road, the ten had dwindled into seven.
By the time, however, that he reached the fortress his procession had dwindled by more than half.
Thus the great adventure of Redon dwindled to insignificance.
It lifted slowly, and rose, and rose, and dwindled to a ...