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 Meanings and Examples of REDUCE
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 v.  make something less in size, amount, degree, importance, or price
Classic Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
1  He did not give any reason for having changed his mind, but merely warned the animals that this extra task would mean very hard work, it might even be necessary to reduce their rations.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
2  At his feet was placed a table, occupied by two scribes, chaplains of the Order, whose duty it was to reduce to formal record the proceedings of the day.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  It is, if I may take an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; for every wrench of agony return a wrench: reduce him to my level.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
4  She tried to reduce the frequency of begging by opening accounts and having the bills sent to him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
5  The foolhardiness or ignorance of her officers was a prolific theme for comment whilst she remained in sight, and efforts were made to signal her to reduce sail in face of her danger.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
6  It needs no critical exertion to reduce utterly to dust any deductions drawn from history.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER I
7  For towns strongly fortified are not attacked by escalade, nor will the assailing army advance against them in weak numbers; but will endeavour, as in ancient times, to reduce them by regular siege.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVII.
8  Maybelle Merriwether went toward the next booth on the arm of the Zouave, in an apple- green tarlatan so wide that it reduced her waist to nothingness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
9  This medical frankness reduced the ladies to embarrassed blushes and silence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
10  This suggestion met with the complete approval of Prissy, who was now reduced to teeth- chattering idiocy at every unexpected sound.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
11  It was the final degradation for her to think of Ashley reduced to the state of these other soldiers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
12  She knew she should believe devoutly, as they did, that a born lady remained a lady, even if reduced to poverty, but she could not make herself believe it now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  Ashamed that she was poor and reduced to galling shifts and penury and work that negroes should do.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  Scarlett raged at both Frank and Mammy, then was reduced to begging and finally cried all one morning like a furious thwarted child.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
15  His own taste was in the line of less solid and more highly-seasoned diet; but hunger makes any fare palatable, and there had been times when Mr. Stepney had been reduced to a crust.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
Example Sentence: (173 in 12 pages)
16  A judge this week is to rule on a defense request to reduce or overturn her second-degree murder conviction.
17  After attacking the Government's economic policy, he went on to describe how the Labour Party would reduce unemployment.
18  People should eat less fat to reduce the risk of heart disease.
19  The new highway will reduce the time to drive to the beach.
20  In economic terms the need to reduce inflation is unanswerable.
21  This will reduce the environmental risks to employees' health.
22  Congress also declined to cooperate with Reagan in many of his more ambitious attempts to reduce the size of the federal government.
23  The decision to reduce pay levels incensed the work - force.
24  The committee put forward a proposal to reduce the time limit.
25  The increased use of natural gas will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
26  Fifty years of bilateral aid programmes does not seem to have done much to reduce global poverty.
27  The government has two options; to reduce spending or to increase taxes.
28  The company needs to reduce its dependence on just one particular product.
29  In order to make the company viable, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels.
30  Investment in the railway network would reduce overcrowding on the roads.