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Definitionto 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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