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My shrink says we don’t get what we want, we get what we think we deserve.
SARAH SILVERMAN JUST WANTS TO MAKE THINGS RIGHTGEOFF EDGERSFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Grocery bags and shrink wrap are too flimsy, prone to getting tangled up with other materials on a conveyor belt.
CHEMISTS ARE REIMAGINING RECYCLING TO KEEP PLASTICS OUT OF LANDFILLSMARIA TEMMINGJANUARY 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The FAST services are unlikely to see their ad revenue shrink this year, but their ad revenue growth may slow and their share of streaming ad dollars may narrow as more of the new money moving into streaming goes to the likes of Hulu and HBO Max.
FUTURE OF TV BRIEFING: THE AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING WAR OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF IN 2021TIM PETERSONJANUARY 13, 2021DIGIDAY
Reducing shrink is of course one way to drive down costs, and driving down costs is a basic tenet of the Amazon business model.
HOW TO SUCCEED BY BEING AUTHENTIC (HINT: CAREFULLY) (EP. 438)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 5, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Not surprising, now that we paid more attention to it, we’re reducing our shrink pretty much in all those areas.
HOW TO SUCCEED BY BEING AUTHENTIC (HINT: CAREFULLY) (EP. 438)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 5, 2020FREAKONOMICS
We were shown how the bowl or vase was burned, shrinking to nearly half its size in the process.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Ida sat down gasping, when her companion stopped, and gazed with an instinctive shrinking into the gulf below.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
What had it all come to—the long pain, the persistent shrinking from this man, whom God alone might judge?
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
She hangs back, shrinking, for a moment, when ordered into the coach with the dead body of her partner in guilt.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
The old miser's face changed suddenly from rage and malevolence to a leering softness more hateful still to her shrinking eyes.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
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WORDS RELATED TO SHRINKING

  • backward
  • bashful
  • chary
  • constrained
  • coy
  • demure
  • distrustful
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • humble
  • insecure
  • meek
  • modest
  • mousy
  • rabbity
  • reluctant
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • self-conscious
  • self-effacing
  • sheepish
  • shrinking
  • shy
  • suspicious
  • timid
  • timorous
  • unassertive
  • unassuming
  • unassured
  • unobtrusive
  • unpoised
  • unsure
  • withdrawn
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