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dwindle
used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 uses
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Definition
to decrease — in count or substance
  • In the last months our government paychecks have dwindled from almost nothing to nothing.
    Book 5 — Exodus (40% in)
  • Tata Ndu's attention then lapsed for a number of days, during which time we went to church, swallowed our weekly malaria pill, killed another hen from our dwindling flock, and stole turns sneaking into our parents' bedroom to examinine the small carved woman's genitalia.
    Book 3 — Judges (59% in)

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