1 Generally when tomorrow came, the thought either did not occur at all or it was so attenuated by the delay it was not very troublesome.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XI
2 How vain and foolish, then, thought I, for timid untravelled man to try to comprehend aright this wondrous whale, by merely poring over his dead attenuated skeleton, stretched in this peaceful wood.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
3 His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 3
4 If she had had a little more self-control she would have attenuated the emotion to nothing by sheer reasoning, and so have killed it off.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
5 In the new path which he had entered on, in judging the mistakes of the old regime, as in measuring the glory of Napoleon, he neglected the attenuating circumstances.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
6 Register this attenuating circumstance.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
7 Misfortune had struck them gracefully, cutting off their erratic histories with a catastrophic dash, instead of, as with many, attenuating each life to an uninteresting meagreness, through long years of wrinkles, neglect, and decay.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward