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But suppose you can't; suppose trade slackens, or Larry takes a notion to a new helper.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
If he slackens up you notice a visible reduction in your pancake pile.
When prices rise above a certain level, demand slackens or ceases, and prices are inevitably lowered.
SOCIALISMJOHN SPARGO
When the effervescence slackens the clamp is opened and the greater part of the remaining acid run in.
It goes up and down, down and up; and not until it slackens a little can reason intervene and bring it to its normal level.
THE CHOICE OF LIFEGEORGETTE LEBLANC
The steady, continuous plash upon the roof slackens into a quiet pattering of raindrops.
Then somewhere somebody does something that slackens the cables, the remaining gang-plank is dragged away.
THE SHIP DWELLERSALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
But from October onwards through the whole winter and up to the end of May, the demand for handwork never slackens.
THE LIFE OF MRS. HUMPHRY WARDJANET PENROSE TREVELYAN
If the historical movement slackens its pace at the piedmont slope, higher up the mountain it comes to a halt.
The first method slackens the skin, opens all the pores of it, makes it loose and flabby by drawing out the roots of the hair.
COTTAGE ECONOMYWILLIAM COBBETT

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