Equally important, the diminution of the middle orders threatens one of the historic sources of economic vitality and innovation.
I have no doubt Texas and its politicians will rebound here one day, but for now, the diminution of Texas power is kinda sad.
This diminution of force was not, in itself, an object of much concern.
Generation is distinct from destruction, increase and change of place from diminution, and so on.
But they kept on and on unrelentingly, and still there was no sign of diminution of speed on the part of the Silver Cobweb.
Not because there is any diminution in the charm of the lady, but because there (p. 251) is an end of hope.
This shows a diminution of 21 per cent., and the current saying was 'Behold the success of their severity.'
Madame's husband instantly showed a diminution of aggressiveness.
On the contrary, his passion for learning seemed to increase with the diminution of the time available for its gratification.
Is it any diminution of the gamester's fraud when he alledges that he has staked a counter?'
c.1300, from Anglo-French diminuciun, Old French diminucion, from Latin diminutionem (nominative diminutio), earlier deminutionem, noun of action from past participle stem of deminuere (see diminish).