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Example Sentences for "diminish"


The threat of war has diminished now that the government has withdrawn its troops from the disputed territoryCooking and freezing do not diminish the spicy heat of a hot pepper.

The threat of war has diminished now that the government has withdrawn its troops from the disputed territory.

The Prime Minister refuses to allow the power of the federal government to be diminished in favor of the provinces.

Diminishing enrollment has led to a reduction in staff at the college.

Removing an olive pit diminishes the flavor of the olive.

Due to the destructive activities of humans, the population of wild orangutans may have diminished in the past decade by as much as 50%.

Studies show that even when women enter the labor force, their responsibilities for maintaining the household do not diminish.

Radicalism seems to have diminished at many universities, and students nowadays seem more concerned about what kind of soft drink is sold on campus than about political matters.

A German proverb tells us that promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once, they diminish day by day.

There is a Zanzibar proverb which states that wealth diminishes with usage, whereas learning increases with use.

A Chinese proverb observes that knowledge that is not replenished diminishes every day.

Speaking of violence, Martin Luther King once stated that instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

Lois McMaster Bujold once remarked that an honor is not diminished for being shared.

Dag Hammarskjold once said that the only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

La Rochefoucald once noted that absence diminishes small loves, and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle, and fans the bonfire.

Stewart Udall observed that we live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness, of shrinking open space, and of an overall environment that is diminished daily by pollution and noise.

With human populations increasing, resources for Asian elephants are scarce, and the numbers of these animals are diminishing.

We were badly beaten in the final, but the children left with their enthusiasm undiminished.

The diminution in sales is largely due to the downturn in the economy.

Professional athletes have to be able to recover quickly from a workout or their rate of improvement will diminish.

My interest in the Oscar awards diminished when I realized many great movies weren't nominated.

The polar ice caps are diminishing because of global warming.

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