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abate
used in David Copperfield

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Definition to become less in amount or intensity
  • She knew I did; for the stateliness of her manner already abated towards me, except when she spoke in praise of him, and then her air was always lofty.
    Chapters 19-21 (51% in)
  • Still, there was no abatement in the storm, but it blew harder.
    Chapters 55-57 (12% in)

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