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synonyms for tapering off

  • abate
  • bate
  • close
  • come to a point
  • die away
  • die out
  • diminish
  • drain
  • dwindle
  • fade
  • lessen
  • narrow
  • recede
  • reduce
  • rescind
  • subside
  • thin
  • thin out
  • wane
  • weaken
  • wind down

antonyms for tapering off

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  • go up
  • increase
  • rise
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
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Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
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Next from the large casket Mrs. Sin took another smaller casket and a very long, tapering silver bodkin.
DOPESAX ROHMER
There was something about the man that Matt liked, in spite of the deceit he had practised at the start-off of their acquaintance.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
She did not take the broad, beaten road which led to the far-off plantation of Valmonde.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Consequently Tchaikovsky delighted in hearing her recall the joys and sorrows of those far-off days.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
That little chapel, he continues, which contains the cast-off garments of his soul, is bright with solid silver.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
The people who lived in those far-off days had no special occasion to know or to care what time it was.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
These finishing-off rows look pretty done in pale pink or blue wool.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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