ATTENUATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ATTENUATE
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attenuate
 v.  make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of
Classic Sentence:
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 Mitche
Get 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 Melville
Get 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 Cooper
Get 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 Hardy
Get 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 Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
6  Register this attenuating circumstance.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get 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 Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
Example Sentence:
1  By withdrawing their forces, the generals hoped to attenuate the enemy lines.
2  In a forest, wet wood and needles attenuate the signals.