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 v.  subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  These were calculated in some degree to abate the dangers of the day; a precaution the more necessary, as the conflict was to be maintained with sharp swords and pointed lances.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
2  The scarlet of her lips had not had time to abate, and just now it appeared still more intense by the absence of the neighbouring and more transient colour of her cheek.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
3  Helen regarded me, probably with surprise: I could not now abate my agitation, though I tried hard; I continued to weep aloud.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
4  The waves of the great movement abate, and on the calm surface eddies are formed in which float the diplomatists, who imagine that they have caused the floods to abate.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
5  It has done nothing but rain all summer; the wind irritates me; the wind does not abate.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
6  Every age wears iron, and we goad the flanks of our oxen with reversed spear; nor does creeping old age weaken our strength of spirit or abate our force.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK NINTH
7  The smoke-serpents were indifferent who was lost or found, who turned out bad or good; the melancholy mad elephants, like the Hard Fact men, abated nothing of their set routine, whatever happened.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
8  The path from the wood leads to a morass, and from thence to a ford, which, as the rains have abated, may now be passable.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
9  The thunder had ceased outside, but the rain which had abated, suddenly came striking down, with a last blench of lightning and mutter of departing storm.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
10  He walked up one street, and down another, until exercise had abated the first passion of his grief; and then the revulsion of feeling made him thirsty.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  But the fagged whale abated his speed, and blindly altering his course, went round the stern of the ship towing the two boats after him, so that they performed a complete circuit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
12  The instant the shock of this sudden misfortune had abated, Duncan began to make his observations on the appearance and proceedings of their captors.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
13  The latter was not yet ended, when the sensation among the men had entirely abated.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24
14  By degrees the wind abated, vast gray clouds rolled towards the west, and the blue firmament appeared studded with bright stars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
15  The next morning she found her grandmother in bed; the fever had not abated, on the contrary her eyes glistened and she appeared to be suffering from violent nervous irritability.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
Example Sentence:
1  Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.
2  The storms that once characterized their relationship seem to have abated, perhaps leading to an unusually serene last summit in Paris.
3  After what seemed an eternity, the wind might veer to the east and the storm abated.
4  The outbreak shows no sign of abating, and governments and international organizations were ‘‘far from winning this battle."