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synonyms for dwindled

  • abate
  • decay
  • decline
  • decrease
  • die down
  • diminish
  • drop
  • ebb
  • fade
  • fall
  • lessen
  • peter out
  • shrink
  • shrivel
  • sink
  • subside
  • wane
  • weaken
  • wither
  • bate
  • close
  • contract
  • drain
  • pine
  • taper
  • become smaller
  • die away
  • die out
  • grow less
  • slack off
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antonyms for dwindled

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  • ascend
  • develop
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • go up
  • grow
  • improve
  • increase
  • prolong
  • raise
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • save
  • swell
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How to use dwindled in a sentence

Each day the garrison dwindled; each day the rebels received fresh accessions of strength.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The Insurgent Navy, consisting of four small steamers purchased in Singapore and a few steam-launches, dwindled away to nothing.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Later had come lean and bitter years until finally his reputation dwindled like a gutted candle in a wintry room at midnight.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
The loftiest pagan philosophy dwindled into insignificance before the sublimity of Christian hope.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
She repeated this several times, and gradually dwindled off into unintelligible mutterings.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The general tone of feeling in Church matters became so unfavourable to its continued vigour, that it gradually dwindled away.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
It was never much in excess of thirty, and in Sulla's time had dwindled to eighteen.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
But it gradually dwindled down, and a total collapse finally ensued.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
As her hopes of matrimony dwindled away, so did her affection for her old friend appear, by her letters, to increase.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
Mr. Archer followed these yellow and unsteady stars until they dwindled into points and disappeared.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DWINDLED

  • abated
  • blended
  • decreased
  • deliquesced
  • diminished
  • disintegrated
  • dwindled
  • fused
  • merged
  • mollified
  • molten
  • tempered
  • thawed
  • vanished
  • wasted away
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