TAPERING's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of tapering
Definition:
a. act of gradually lowering the size or amount
Example:
The doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose.
Sentence in Classic:
Pavel Petrovitch took out of his trouser pocket his exquisite hand with its long tapering pink nails, a hand which seemed still more exquisite from the snowy whiteness of the cuff, buttoned with a single, big opal, and gave it to his nephew.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
He was dressed in black broadcloth, a tall man, towering over the officers who stood near him, bulky in the shoulders but tapering to a small waist and absurdly small feet in varnished boots.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
On one branch there hung little nets cut out of colored paper, and each net was filled with sugarplums; and among the other boughs gilded apples and walnuts were suspended, looking as though they had grown there, and little blue and white tapers were placed among the leaves.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Into the right hand, which was lying palm downwards, a wax taper had been thrust between forefinger and thumb, and an old servant, bending over from behind the chair, held it in position.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But there were no other clothes in my room than the odd heap of things I wore; and when I was left there, with a little taper which my aunt forewarned me would burn exactly five minutes, I heard them lock my door on the outside.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context