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adjective as in withdrawn

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Still, that’s enough to tell that many of them seem like slightly shrunken versions of Neptune, with thick, toxic atmospheres.

Fairfax and Loudoun County public schools seized on the shrunken distance to expand the number of days of in-person learning they are offering to students this semester — going from two days a week to four days a week of face-to-face instruction.

Houses disappeared, only for a portion of the building to reappear closer to the road, shrunken or engorged.

In a year where the shrunken salary cap has made much of the NFC exactly that, it’s a very good place for Washington to find itself.

Even in this shrunken pandemic form, the stage is about more than football, and it brings us back together, in spirit at least.

And I like the way you carried your mic pack like it was a shrunken head.

I miss the strife His shrunken staff, his hungry wife Inflame chafe!

So says Thomas Hobbes, whose definition of all laughter illuminates those moments when we smugly parade past the shrunken giants.

With a taut, shrunken face, a penchant for cocaine injections, and a fondness for disguise and deception, Holmes is his own Hyde.

One sweater, in particular, a short-sleeve, shrunken crewneck, was charmingly marked by teardrop-shaped dollops of teal blue.

You would see it small, shrunken, dropped together, just like the body of a materialising medium at a seance.

He stopped and supported his shrunken frame wearily on his crutches, and leaned against a neighboring wall.

The only trace of hair upon his countenance grew on the shrunken upper lip—mere wisps of white down.

Sirdeller himself, in the clear light which streamed through the large window, seemed more aged and shrunken than ever.

The young king, pale and shrunken, lay as if buried in his sheets, his pinched little face scarcely showing on the pillow.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shrunken, such as: contracted, diminished, dry, dwindled, shriveled, and wilted.

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