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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLACKENED

To the bewilderment of the Leopard Woman the pace of the safari now slackened.

But Philip slackened not his pace; he began to distance his pursuers.

Stanley's jaw dropped, but it was surprise which slackened the muscles.

That moment Turkey slackened his pace, and burst into a fit of laughter.

But when she found herself alone in the midst of the crowd, she slackened her pace.

As soon as he felt himself under cover he slackened his pace.

Joe slackened the car's pace, and leaned his head round the corner.

It slackened at last, and the figure of the doctor reappeared on the wing.

But Wellington held the reins, and his grip never relaxed or slackened.

I slackened speed somewhat and rode on, watching him sharply.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from slack (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Slackened; slackening.

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