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Word Example of - abating

    Example Sentences for abating

    The gale still held on, however, and we saw no signs of its abating.

    How anxiously we looked out for some sign that the gale was abating, but in vain.

    She opened the door and stood for a moment before stepping into the abating storm.

    The tempest had raged for three or four hours, and showed no signs of abating.

    But his contempt was abating; he was growing uneasy; Philip was before him as fierce as ever.

    The wind is abating, madam,—the worst is over; and now to my question.

    At length she hit upon a device for abating her nuisance, and set about executing it as follows.

    In the meantime the Queen's anger was abating, and the trouble was blowing over.

    But apparently this had very little effect in abating piracy.

    Our patience was still to be tried: as yet the gale gave no signs of abating.

Word Origin & History of - abating

    Word Origin & History

    abate late 13c., from O.Fr. abattre "beat down, cast down," from L. ad "to" + battuere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Secondary sense of "to fell, slaughter" is in abatis and abattoir.

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