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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) — especially the part of the moon that is visible
  • For as her foot swells, strange to say, Her intellect is on the wane— Oh, for some remedy I pray That may restore both foot and brain!
    Book 11 — Ivan (30% in)

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