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These new dark ages stem from a corrupt and decaying power system—a reflection of the state of affairs in the country itself.Who Will Maduro Blame for Venezuela’s Blackout This Time?|Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their loved ones would visit, tending to their decaying relatives, even changing their clothing.Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead|Nina Strochlic|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A decaying statue of St. Lucia, patron saint of the blind, holds a platter with two eyes.
Erica is the foil to the unstable, decaying Beth—a kind, virtuous, smooth-skinned girl next door.Anna Kendrick: Queen Bee of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival|Marlow Stern|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, there are limits to building a candidacy on the decaying pillar of labor.
But history does not record a heavier responsibility than that which rests upon the decaying Church.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
It has done the great service of calling forth the mighty spirit of Asia from its decaying cell.Freedom Through Disobedience|C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
Youve had the bad luck to be attached to a decaying industry.Mary Broome|Allan Monkhouse
It is the old oak, decaying at the crown, pierced, bitten and devoured by caterpillars.
It is found every year, in the woods, on masses of decaying leaves, especially those of various species of oak.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
British Dictionary definitions for decaying
- (of an atomic nucleus) to undergo radioactive disintegration
- (of an elementary particle) to transform into two or more different elementary particles
- See radioactive decay
- a spontaneous transformation of an elementary particle into two or more different particles
- of an excited atom or molecule, losing energy by the spontaneous emission of photons