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Word Example of - augmenting

    Example Sentences for augmenting

    At the sight of this resolution, each one asked himself whether Charles, instead of curing the disease, was not augmenting it.

    In fact, he found his anger receding rather than augmenting.

    His design was to conquer the world, and his policy was to unite all parties in augmenting the national strength.

    Others, more reverent, suffer the agony of augmenting shines.

    Now the augmenting mists had shut off all the rest of the world.

    Comparison is in every case a sure method of augmenting our esteem of any thing.

    I have already said that, in passing through the cloud, the netting would gather moisture, augmenting the weight of the balloon.

    Thus, the ratio is augmenting in Illinois, and decreasing in Missouri.

    It was increasing the indebtedness of the citizens to foreign merchants, and augmenting the balance of trade against the colonies.

    She no longer thought of augmenting Marie-Anne's sufferings by upbraiding her.

Word Origin & History of - augmenting

    Word Origin & History

    augment c.1400, from O.Fr. augmenter (14c.), from L.L. augmentare "to increase," from L. augmentum "an increase," from augere "to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich," from PIE base *aug- "to increase" (cf. Skt. ojas- "strength;" Lith. augu "to grow," aukstas "high, of superior rank;" Gk. auxo "increase," auxein "to increase;" Goth. aukan "to grow, increase;" O.E. eacien "to increase").

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