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attenuate
used in Far from the Madding Crowd

6 uses
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Definition
reduced in strength
  • It is a sort of attenuated variety of Ixion's punishment, and contributes a dismal chapter to the history of gaols.
    Chapters 19-21 (43% in)
  • By the outer margin of the Pit was an oval pond, and over it hung the attenuated skeleton of a chrome-yellow moon which had only a few days to last—the morning star dogging her on the left hand.
    Chapters 4-6 (55% in)
  • All the lights in the scene were yellow as to colour, and all the shadows were attenuated as to form.
    Chapters 34-36 (44% in)
  • A manor-house clock from the far depths of shadow struck the hour, one, in a small, attenuated tone.
    Chapters 40-42 (2% in)
  • Some were marked with great splotches, red as arterial blood, others were saffron yellow, and others tall and attenuated, with stems like macaroni.
    Chapters 43-45 (55% in)
  • The little attenuated voices of the children brought to her ear in distinct utterance the words they sang without thought or comprehension— Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on.
    Chapters 55-57 (30% in)

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