dwindle away

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Verb1.dwindle away - become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

w>dwindle away

vi (strength, person)dahinschwinden; (supplies)zusammenschrumpfen
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You are not without the capacity of veneration, and faith and hope, and conscience and reason, and every other requisite to a Christian's character, if you choose to employ them; but all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise: therefore, if you choose to use the bad, or those which tend to evil, till they become your masters, and neglect the good till they dwindle away, you have only yourself to blame.
As the final months of 2017 began to dwindle away, several celebrities have made pregnancy announcements, and many have yet to reach their due dates.
But, he considered this fall in oil prices a normal seasonal matter as oil prices often dwindle away when spring and summer come, but rebound with the advent of winter as demand for oil, especially for heating, hikes.
We had a couple of situations where we could have done that and you soon see those two minutes dwindle away.
If shifts in available flowers end up hampering efforts to raise chicks, then this northerly zone of current breeding territory may someday dwindle away.
But as young viewers continue to turn away from conventional TV to tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices, broadcasters know they either must adapt to the cyber-reality or dwindle away together with their aging core aud.
Goldsborough stormed to a four goal lead against Stokesley, then let the lead dwindle away, but managed to hang on to win by a single goal.
4% in June, adding worries that the affordability of housing may soon dwindle away.
One result is the centralisation of services that so incenses those who fear Bishop Auckland Hospital's role will dwindle away until complete closure becomes a serious option.
And it would be a tragedy if all the excitement and pride generated last year is allowed to dwindle away to mundane normality.
That's an especially attractive proposition for millions of consumers who are watching their 401(k)s dwindle away.