DECREASE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DECREASE
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decrease
 v.  lessen or reduce; make a quantity smaller
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  The badly employed are those which, notwithstanding they may be few in the commencement, multiply with time rather than decrease.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII — CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED A PRINC...
2  Some had the feeling that in proportion as the Negro received education, in the same proportion would his value decrease as an economic factor in the state.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VIII.
3  She was jealous not of any particular woman but of the decrease of his love.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 23
4  And spurring see decrease the middle space.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  The chief cause of the wastage of Napoleon's army was the rapidity of its movement, and a convincing proof of this is the corresponding decrease of the Russian army.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER IV
6  The doctor was surprised; she was better; the pressure on her chest had decreased; her pulse had regained its strength; a sort of life had suddenly supervened and reanimated this poor, worn-out creature.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
7  As will be seen, the proper deduction having been made, the King's charge is decreased.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
8  His strength, which was prodigious, as the reader knows, and which had been but little decreased by age, thanks to his chaste and sober life, began to give way, nevertheless.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
9  Fatigue began to gain on him; and as his strength decreased, it made the weight of his burden increase.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
10  Your Royal Highness must be improving considerably," said the shadow, "I know your complaint is, that you see too clearly, but it has decreased, you are cured.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHADOW
11  This postscript decreased greatly the young girl's happiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
12  The heat of the day had gradually decreased, and a light breeze arose, seeming like the respiration of nature on awakening from the burning siesta of the south.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
13  Their happiness was not decreased by the absence of summer.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
14  Lands gone out of cultivation, overgrown with weeds, or divided among the peasants, and where millions of bushels were raised you get a hundred thousand; the wealth of the country has decreased.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 27
15  All the shallower ponds had decreased to a vaporous mud amid which the maggoty shapes of innumerable obscure creatures could be indistinctly seen, heaving and wallowing with enjoyment.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Attacks of asthma decrease in frequency through early adult life.
2  People should decrease the amount of fat they eat.
3  Any decrease in tourism could have serious repercussions for the local economy.
4  There has been a sharp decrease in pollution since the law was introduced.
5  There was a decrease in the number of children in school.
6  Can I increase or decrease the sum insured under the council home contents insurance policy ?
7  The average food price has not decreased from the high level of a few months ago.
8  Water consumption decreased during the winter.
9  Our share of the market has decreased sharply this year.
10  Our income has decreased and now we must practise strict economy.
11  In recent years the average hospital stay for elderly patients has decreased.
12  Such measures are likely to result in decreased motivation of the workforce.
13  The number of children in the school has decreased this year.
14  Fatal road accidents have decreased in frequency over recent years.
15  This species of bird is decreasing in numbers every year.