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abate
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to become less in amount or intensity
  • He walked up one street, and down another, until exercise had abated the first passion of his grief; and then the revulsion of feeling made him thirsty.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (56% in)
  • Thoroughly overpowered with the notion of Mr. Chitling being the victim of the tender passion, Master Bates threw himself back in his chair with such violence, that he lost his balance, and pitched over upon the floor; where (the accident abating nothing of his merriment) he lay at full length until his laugh was over, when he resumed his former position, and began another laugh.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (41% in)

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