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synonyms for slackening

  • abatement
  • decline
  • decrease
  • discount
  • ebb
  • reduction
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antonyms for slackening

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  • enlargement
  • increase
  • rise
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How to use slackening in a sentence

Here was no two-miles plod back again over the burning asphalt, slackening every nerve that had been braced up by the bathe.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
In the meantime, the speed was slackening, and by and by the harsh tolling of the locomotive bell echoed among the pines.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Scarcely slackening his pace he started up the long road by the hill.
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
After a time the animals seemed to him to be slackening their speed.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
All this makes the slackening of vigor toward the end of a long novel comprehensible.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
We were now approaching the longitude of D'Urville's landfall, and still the pack showed no signs of slackening.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
My purpose in slackening my heat as soon as the pig-iron was melted was to oxidize the phosphorus and sulphur ahead of the carbon.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
Malco Diaz charged his carbine, shouldered it, and without slackening his horse, fired.
THE GUIDE OF THE DESERTGUSTAVE AIMARD
Miss Matilda was aware of a slackening from the keen excitement and zested peril of their escape.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
He judged by the signs of slackening interest that they would be stopping soon and, he hoped, going clear away.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
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