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dwindle
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

12 uses
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Definition
to decrease — in count or substance
  • They seldom now reach three feet; but they hive dwindled, they say, and in ancient days they were taller.
    Prologue (6% in)
  • Indeed, a remnant still dwelt there of the Dunedain, the kings of Men that came over the Sea out of Westernesse; but they were dwindling fast and the lands of their North Kingdom were falling far and wide into waste.
    Prologue (20% in)
  • He seemed to dwindle again to an old grey man, bent and troubled.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (68% in)
  • Frodo crawled to the edge of the road and watched the rider, until he dwindled into the distance.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (53% in)
  • They watched the pale rings of light round his lanterns as they dwindled into the foggy night.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- A Short Cut to Mushrooms (**% in)
  • Northward beyond the dwindling downs the land ran away in flats and swellings of grey and green and pale earth-colours, until it faded into a featureless and shadowy distance.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Fog on the Barrow-Downs (7% in)
  • For the folk of Arnor dwindled, and their foes devoured them, and their lordship passed, leaving only green mounds in the grassy hills.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (17% in)
  • Our days have darkened, and we have dwindled; but ever the Sword has passed to a new keeper.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (29% in)
  • Not until they had dwindled into the distance, north and west, and the sky was again clear would Aragorn rise.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (58% in)
  • The others waited huddled together, watching until Boromir and Aragorn dwindled into black specks in the whiteness.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (92% in)
  • We must depart into the West, or dwindle to a rustic folk of dell and cave, slowly to forget and to be forgotten.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (89% in)
  • He came to a path, the dwindling ruins of a road of long ago.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (14% in)

There are no more uses of "dwindle" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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