verb (used with object), de·clined, de·clin·ing.
- to inflect (a noun, pronoun, or adjective), as Latin puella, declined puella, puellae, puellae, puellam, puella in the five cases of the singular.
- to recite or display all or some subset of the inflected forms of a noun, pronoun, or adjective in a fixed order.
verb (used without object), de·clined, de·clin·ing.
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You can also start at the top and lower your machine backwards over small cut-banks and other declines.
Pitching speed — which directly correlates to opposing batters’ offensive performance — typically begins to slow in a pitcher’s late 20s, and the decline accelerates in his 30s.
Bulatao also said Linick’s office had experienced a “double-digit decline since 2016” in employee satisfaction metrics.State Department offers murky analysis of job performance survey to justify inspector general’s firing|Karoun Demirjian, Carol Morello|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
After 2018, Delaware Republicans were locked out of power in the state, a punctuation mark on a long decline.
Across the United States, some 162 million people — nearly 1 in 2 — will most likely experience a decline in the quality of their environment, namely more heat and less water.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said the decline was a result of an effort to decrease gang violence.
The loss of this “expectation” game began his decline and ultimate withdrawal from the race.
Thanks to CompStat and strategies added by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, crime continued to decline.
America, Stephens writes, is not necessarily in “decline” but rather “retreat.”‘America in Retreat’: Why Neo-Isolationism Exploded Under Obama and What We Can Do About It|James Kirchick|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This means a decline in habitat quality for grazers like bison and elk, whose winter-killed carcasses grizzlies feed upon.
The invitation was proffered, and Samuel Lynn did not see reason to decline it.Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
The audit office should have information at hand sufficient to decline the claim or settle it immediately.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
The Roman conquest accelerated the decline in severe taste, when different orders began to be used indiscriminately.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
The fact is we decline to take anyone else seriously, but we make up for that by taking ourselves with redoubled seriousness.The Champagne Standard|Mrs. John Lane
I have thought it wiser to close my survey with the decline of the romantic movement.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden