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attenuate
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’But my father threatened me,’ gasped the boy, clasping his attenuated fingers, ’and I dread him — I dread him!

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  • The problems of poverty are attenuated by the social safety net.
  • How vain and foolish, then, thought I, for timid untravelled man to try to comprehend aright this wondrous whale, by merely poring over his dead attenuated skeleton, stretched in this peaceful wood.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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