The head of the family sat in the foreground, and beyond him extended a sharply receding and diminishing
row of sons; facing him sat his wife, and beyond her extended a low row of diminishing
The days went on, and Miranda grew stronger and stronger; her will seemed unassailable, and before long she could be moved into a chair by the window, her dominant thought being to arrive at such a condition of improvement that the doctor need not call more than once a week, instead of daily; thereby diminishing
the bill, that was mount- ing to such a terrifying sum that it haunted her thoughts by day and dreams by night.
Heathcliff paused and wiped his forehead; his hair clung to it, wet with perspiration; his eyes were fixed on the red embers of the fire, the brows not contracted, but raised next the temples; diminishing
the grim aspect of his countenance, but imparting a peculiar look of trouble, and a painful appearance of mental tension towards one absorbing subject.
The valet had put her away from the door, the carriage had broken into a brisk trot, the postilions had quickened the pace, she was left far behind, and Monseigneur, again escorted by the Furies, was rapidly diminishing
the league or two of distance that remained between him and his chateau.
He also carried his small triangular shield, broad enough at the top to protect the breast, and from thence diminishing
to a point.
But it was full; and Jane, much against her will, had to get into the coach, considerably diminishing
the space left for Miss Wilson, to whom Smilash had returned.
The diseases they were subject to still continue, without increasing or diminishing
But the sand hill only drove the pond a little farther away, and its waters seemed to increase instead of diminishing
Bell unquestionably suggested it in his famous patent, when he wrote of "increasing and diminishing
For examples of the second sort of lineage, that began with greatness and maintains it still without adding to it, there are the many princes who have inherited the dignity, and maintain themselves in their inheritance, without increasing or diminishing
it, keeping peacefully within the limits of their states.
That is to say, by paving the way for more extensive and more destructive crises, and by diminishing
the means whereby crises are prevented.
The violence of subterranean force is ever diminishing