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The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He added that lessening clause, remembering, quite simply, how much more brilliant he was than Nigel.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
She had never seemed more precious to him and for an instant he could feel his fear lessening a little.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
Your agreeing to this will only immeasurably deepen, instead of lessening our inexpressible obligation.'
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
What the result will be is uncertain; but to be thus braved by a scoundrel will be lessening the dignity of our government.
THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, VOLUME II (OF 3)ELLIOTT COUES
But the pressure to conform, instead of lessening, grew more intense.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
The third week in September came in with a lessening in the daily sunshine.
ON THE EDGE OF THE ARCTICHARRY LINCOLN SAYLER
They raced on, the distance between them lessening gradually.
THE RANGE BOSSCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
The rhythmic beat of the oars continued, rapidly lessening the distance.
RADIO BOYS LOYALTYWAYNE WHIPPLE
But in the first years of the twentieth century observers noticed on the part of capital a lessening reluctance.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LESSENING

  • abatement
  • curtailment
  • cutback
  • decline
  • diminishment
  • diminution
  • lessening
  • reduction
  • slowdown
  • subtraction
  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
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