But the different forms of motion have their own contraries in other forms; thus destruction is the contrary of generation, diminution
of increase, rest in a place, of change of place.
Hilbery, these early spring days were chiefly upsetting inasmuch as they caused a general quickening of her emotional powers, which, as far as the past was concerned, had never suffered much diminution
The measure would cause him some added expense and some diminution
of income beyond what he had already undergone from the general depression of trade; and the Hospital presented itself as a principal object of outlay on which he could fairly economize.
The two years that had elapsed since Tarzan had come out of the savage forest with his rescued mate had witnessed slight diminution
of the mighty powers that had made him the invincible lord of the jungle.
She felt a new strength, or at least a diminution
of the creature's power over her.
And, furthermore, he was still riding the hunch, and with no diminution
But there was no diminution
in the loftiness of his feeling for her.
in reptilian life was the most noticeable change in the fauna of northern Caspak.
I walked up and down; at one time absorbed in my own thoughts; at another, engaged in watching the gradual diminution
in the number of foot passengers who passed me as the night advanced.
Another rest and another round went by, with no further damage to Joe and no diminution
of strength on the part of Ponta.
but Agammemnon's fame suffers no diminution
The bile and rancour of the worthy Miss Knag undergoing no diminution
during the remainder of the week, but rather augmenting with every successive hour; and the honest ire of all the young ladies rising, or seeming to rise, in exact proportion to the good spinster's indignation, and both waxing very hot every time Miss Nickleby was called upstairs; it will be readily imagined that that young lady's daily life was none of the most cheerful or enviable kind.