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.
When A Christmas Carol was published just in time for the Christmas of 1843, the holiday had been in a long decline in England.
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
I am ready Madam,—for I have sufficiently experienced the folly of my presuming to decline it.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
And I, for one, absolutely decline to believe in this preposterous story of his about a bull-dog.
He continued active till his 35th year, when he began to decline, and died of water in the chest.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
They are made in kindness, and show interest, but if you decline seeing such callers, there is no offence given.
If your state of health deprives you of appetite, it is bad enough for you to decline the invitation to dine out.