Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


A difference which increases, rather than diminishes the monarch's authority.

It begins by exciting sexual desire, but diminishes the power.

The difficulty increases with the increase, and diminishes with the diminution of the number.

His regard for the queen is less than it was, and diminishes every day.

I speak of a rest which diminishes neither our gains nor our vegetables.

He who acts otherwise, diminishes his own faith, and hurts the faith of others.'

The motion of the Morteratsch glacier, then, diminishes as we descend.

And the Courage to Live, like other virtues, diminishes with lack of exercise.

It diminishes gradually towards the poles, where there is no motion at all.

He diminishes it and again diminishes it, till he arrives at doing nothing (on purpose).