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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It’s just the latest in a bumper year of piracy for the region, reversing what had been a decline in global piracy.
Less than a month after the Boy Scouts filed for bankruptcy in February, the coronavirus pandemic closed schools and halted many in-person Scouting programs, weakening membership that was already on the decline.Boy Scouts must settle 95,000 abuse claims by next summer — or risk running out of cash|Samantha Schmidt|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The biggest decline was in the transportation sector, which fell by 14%, the report found.US emissions plummeted this year—for all the wrong reasons|James Temple|November 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
This will see two new carbon capture and storage “clusters” built by the middle of this decade, helping to support 50,000 jobs, potentially in parts of northeastern England where heavy industry has been in decline.Facing an epic recession, Britain unveils its ‘green industrial revolution’ to jumpstart economy, create jobs|Bernhard Warner|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Publishers have to build for scarcity, whether it comes in the near term via the pandemic and its economic consequences extending into 2021, or further down the line as one revenue stream or another faces erosion and decline.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era|Pierre Bienaimé|November 17, 2020|Digiday
The Italian foreign ministry has declined to comment on the video.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She adds that they continued to email, but “finally, in so many words, he declined to be interviewed.”The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fossella declined to run again, but in the years since he has mused aloud about challenging Grimm.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.
Abu Faour declined repeated requests to comment for this article.
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
He drew himself up more stiffly than before, as he declined the offer.
They gardened, they drove out, they rowed and sailed upon the lake, but they declined all acquaintances.
That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Mr. Pontellier declined to interfere, to interpose either his influence or his authority.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin