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Its excitement was not lessened when he recognized Hamish Channing.

And yet, since Peppina had been on the island the peace of the life there had been lessened.

His reluctance, his sense of fear, were lessened, nearly died away.

The heat did not seem to have lessened much with the going down of the sun.

"I think Mr. Parasyte's conduct has lessened it," said Vallington.

Indeed, it increased rather than lessened the asperity of her detractors.

The number of his appointments, for instance, might well be lessened.

They pursued their route, but lessened in their numbers every day.

She said his love for her had lessened, and therefore their engagement was a great mistake.

These results we may attribute to the lessened use of the wings.

WORD ORIGIN

"to become less," c.1300, from less + -en (1). Related: Lessened; lessening.

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