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But as one o'clock, the hour for going aboard, drew near, this volubility dwindled away by little and little, despite the most persevering efforts to the contrary, until at last, the matter being now quite desperate, we threw off all disguise; openly speculated upon where we should be this time to- morrow, this time next day, and so forth; and entrusted a vast number of messages to those who intended returning to town that night, which were to be delivered at home and elsewhere without fail, within the very shortest possible space of time after the arrival of the railway train at Euston Square.
I do not mean that the adult Martians are unnecessarily or intentionally cruel to the young, but theirs is a hard and pitiless struggle for existence upon a dying planet, the natural resources of which have dwindled to a point where the support of each additional life means an added tax upon the community into which it is thrown.
The country became more marshy toward evening; the forests dwindled to isolated clumps of trees; and on the borders of the river could be seen plantations of tobacco, and swampy meadow-lands fat with forage.
Under this process, the committee rather dwindled in importance; the Suffrage shrank; she vowed she would work harder at the Italian language; she thought she would take up the study of birds.
For a long time I could hear the horrid roaring of the brute intermingled with the screams and shrieks of his victims, until finally the awful sounds dwindled and disappeared in the distance.
dwindled When fans break the addiction, new habits are formed and some may never return, particularly if the young are priced out of the game.
EgyptEe's foreign-currency revenues have dwindled since the chaos accompanying the 2011 uprising that
Coal India admits that supplies have dwindled but they are putting the blame on a variety of factors including a ban by states on loading as well as local law and order problems.
Although the church is the biggest landowner after the government and hold stakes in many businesses, its revenue has suffered as the country grapples with a cash crunch and dividends in investments, such as bank stocks, have dwindled.
A PRIMARY school is facing closure after numbers dwindled to ONE part-time pupil.
KATE and Gerry McCann's fund to help find their missing daughter Madeleine dwindled to pounds 125,000 last year.
Summary: Electricity supplies that have dwindled to eight hours a day prompted residents of two towns in Iqlim al-Kharroub to take to the streets Friday in protest.