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.
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.
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.
4 She tried to reduce the frequency of begging by opening accounts and having the bills sent to him.
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.
6 It needs no critical exertion to reduce utterly to dust any deductions drawn from history.
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.
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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.
9 This medical frankness reduced the ladies to embarrassed blushes and silence.
10 This suggestion met with the complete approval of Prissy, who was now reduced to teeth- chattering idiocy at every unexpected sound.
11 It was the final degradation for her to think of Ashley reduced to the state of these other soldiers.
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.
13 Ashamed that she was poor and reduced to galling shifts and penury and work that negroes should do.
14 Scarlett raged at both Frank and Mammy, then was reduced to begging and finally cried all one morning like a furious thwarted child.
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.