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Usage Examples for ABATE

  1. That the mistake was made by a pretty, innocent, sweet, ignorant young girl, with intensely blue eyes, does not abate my vanity one jot. - "In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. A whispered communication from Lady Diantha did nothing to abate her overt approbation. - "Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
  3. But as they neared the town, her nervous energy began gradually to abate, she fell silent and wavered in her resolution, lessened her pace and soon dropped behind, so that Sister Bali had to encourage her. - "The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo'" by Jose Rizal
  4. The pain of my wounds now began to abate a little, though I suffered extremely from the cold, as I did not dare to kindle a fire, from the fear of discovering myself by its light. - "The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
  5. Yet he was unable to carry his pious fatalism to its logical conclusion, and to abate his bitterness against the human instruments of a vengeance he was willing to think Divine. - "Peccavi" by E. W. Hornung
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