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Synonyms for dwindle

become smaller or lose substance

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The view of objects becomes confused; the gaze no longer takes in any but large, quite ill-distinguishable masses; men and animals on the surface become absolutely invisible; the roads and rivers get to look like threads, and the lakes dwindle to ponds.
You are not without the capacity of veneration, and faith and hope, and conscience and reason, and every other requisite to a Christian's character, if you choose to employ them; but all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise: therefore, if you choose to use the bad, or those which tend to evil, till they become your masters, and neglect the good till they dwindle away, you have only yourself to blame.
Summary: Berlin, June 03, 2010, SPA -- Germany is to retire six of its Type 206A submarines in order to save money as its defence budget dwindles, dpa cited a spokesman as saying in the Baltic naval port of Gluecksburg today.
It grows, it dwindles, it seduces, it encircles, it juts, it expands, it challenges--all with an astounding momentum.
The fact remains, however, that as the number of cars built via this method dwindles, the cost of producing a relatively low volume line of body-on-frame passenger cars increases.