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Although Yahoo’s traffic has held steady, advertisers’ interest has slackened in the shadow of its parent organization.
The country became more broken, and the grade so pronounced that the horses were compelled to slacken their pace.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
It seems that once started on the rails of fortune, people need a certain time to slacken their speed or stop.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.
If this is repeated a great many times the nut may slacken back so far as to become useless.
We were gaining on him still, and the heat of the day made him slacken his pace.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Then they are wedged tightly into the holes so that they cannot slacken.
Nat did not slacken his pace until he had reached the river.
FROM FARM TO FORTUNEHORATIO ALGER JR.
"That reminds me to slacken speed, for we must be getting very near," he said.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
Deck did not slacken his pace until the magnolias were reached.
AN UNDIVIDED UNIONOLIVER OPTIC

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