dwindle away


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dwindle away

To lessen gradually but substantially. Unfortunately, my interest in political science has dwindled away since I declared it as my major.
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dwindle away

(to something) and dwindle down (to something) to shrink, contract, or diminish to something. The noise dwindled away to nothing. It just dwindled down and was gone.
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The company should be looking for other work streams rather than let us all just dwindle away.
But yesterday sub-postmasters and MPs joined forces to warn "enough is enough" and call on ministers to start preserving the network - and not allow it to dwindle away.
There's another thing I said - when Audley loses he will dwindle away and will never be seen again.
Both major parties have allowed our stock of playing fields to dwindle away and there is nothing to make us think that either one would beat the poor record of the other.
The colony can then dwindle away or the Cape bees can raise a new queen bee of their own to complete their conquest.
The analysts predict that the vast majority of sites in existence will either be swallowed up by larger more established players or just dwindle away.
The Rams saw their playoffs chances dwindle away after a five game winless streak in the middle of the season, but have won four of their last five games.
But the law allows treatments and food to be withdrawn, with consent, so that the lives of terminally ill patients dwindle away.
Oil prices are anticipated to dwindle away on a gradual basis following
It is a healthy position but we also know that if we do not play well that position will dwindle away.
But the money put in could dwindle away to nothing, with no protection for investors.
Churches of all denominations have seen congregations dwindle away.
He added: "It was ground-breaking in its day, but that reputation will go if we just let it dwindle away.
In the 60s people had money, so they just seemed to dwindle away.
Watching their national title hopes dwindle away after one poor third quarter, the LSU Tigers look to regroup against the up-and-coming South Carolina Gamecocks at Tiger Stadium.