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dwindle
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  • —and your mother, who was a prudent woman as dry as a chip, just dwindled away like touchwood after you and Judy were born—you are an old pig.
  • Closed in by night with broad screens, and illumined only in that part, the light of the drawing-room seems gradually contracting and dwindling until it shall be no more.

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  • Her savings dwindled down
  • I started the diet with good intentions, but my resolution dwindled over time.

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