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As winds also slacken, pretty much the whole area will dip to or below freezing tonight, with lows ranging from the mid-20s to low 30s.PM Update: Widespread freeze tonight ahead of a cool Saturday and a milder Sunday|Ian Livingston|November 19, 2021|Washington Post
Maybe the Cardinals’ most jaw-slackening play, among many candidates, came against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, when Murray arced a pass over a patch of sideline, and Moore, 33 yards downfield, anchored his toes to the turf and reeled it in.
Humidity slackens to moderate levels and highs are mainly in the mid-80s.Updated forecast: Flash flood watch extended into District due to downpours from Elsa|David Streit, Jason Samenow|July 8, 2021|Washington Post
The drug-approval process slackened considerably, and the result has been many products with minimal effectiveness generating enormous profits.How the Drug Industry Has Exploited Reforms Started in the Fight Against AIDS - Facts So Romantic|Robert Bazell|June 28, 2021|Nautilus
Although Yahoo’s traffic has held steady, advertisers’ interest has slackened in the shadow of its parent organization.Yahoo’s latest redesign could help the website reignite advertisers’ interest|Sara Guaglione|April 1, 2021|Digiday
In the 1990s, his pace began to slacken, and eventually the hits evaporated.
The country became more broken, and the grade so pronounced that the horses were compelled to slacken their pace.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
It seems that once started on the rails of fortune, people need a certain time to slacken their speed or stop.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
If this is repeated a great many times the nut may slacken back so far as to become useless.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
We were gaining on him still, and the heat of the day made him slacken his pace.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman