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Usage Examples for ABATEMENT

  1. As to " Autograph Editions," the craze for these continues without abatement. - "Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs" by Henry H. Harper
  2. It would have rendered the amiable more amiable, the useful more useful, with fewer inconsistencies, with less abatement. - "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity." by William Wilberforce
  3. Where the question of the locality of the trial forms no part of the body of the crime, and has nothing to do with the place where the crime was committed, but is wholly a question of the local position of the prisoner, then the exception to the jurisdiction can only be taken as a preliminary plea, or in the shape of a plea in abatement. - "Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York" by A. F. Warburton
  4. In preparation for the opening of Parliament, he distributed to each of his friends six printed copies of his speech on the abatement of the Spanish armament taxes, for the purpose of circulation in the country. - "William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
  5. A newspaper lay open on the table; she read it idly till these words caught her eye: The revolt which has paralyzed the hay harvest on Sir Gerald Malloring's Worcestershire estate and led to the introduction of strike- breakers, shows no sign of abatement. - "The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
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