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adjective as in reduced

adjective as in wizened

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No surprise then that aside from wealthy coastal suburbs, the Democratic base has shrunk to the urban cores and college towns.

I was shown how much the value of my life had shrunk on my very first day in the state system.

This is all true even as the distance between standards of living in the United States and other developed countries has shrunk.

A 33-year-old mother talked about how her breasts shrunk after nursing her children, and how it made her feel less feminine.

Cleveland may have shrunk, but it remains relevant both numerically and as a cautionary tale.

Poor Anastatia, as a hare nestles in its form, had almost shrunk beneath the bed-clothes.

In the last few weeks his sane and normal self seemed to have shrunk within him.

The dark, saturnine stranger had shrunk away into the background of his life, and no longer seemed of importance to him.

Digby might have been flattered with the remark, but he would have rather shrunk from the career they proposed for him.

The figure of this man, who had once loomed so largely in his life, had gradually shrunk away into the background.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shrunk, such as: decreased, diminished, shortened, abbreviated, abridged, and compressed.

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