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dwindle away

To lessen gradually. 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 diocese, which once enjoyed a robust membership, has seen its numbers dwindle from a high of 100,000 to 20,000.
The dwindling flock that is Catholic-ism is likely to only dwindle further with attitudes like this.
The colony can then dwindle away or the Cape bees can raise a new queen bee of their own to complete their conquest.
Growth in service-producing jobs has come to a halt, but goods producing jobs continue to dwindle.
Palestinian Christians make up about 3 per cent of the population in Israel's occupied territories, and there is fear that the holy sites of Christianity will become nothing more than museums if numbers dwindle further.
PowerLeap believes this product to be timely as the supply of 423-pin Pentium 4 CPUs continues to dwindle and important since there are many manufacturers and distributors with socket 423 motherboards still in inventory.
That surge in population peaked about 1970, then numbers began to dwindle again.
In this economy, site development managers are being asked to do a huge amount of work while budgets dwindle," said Paul Remer, Siterra's CEO.
Moorpark (24-5) let all but four points of a 20-point lead dwindle in the second half as Harry Lum (29 points) scored 18 second-half points, including three 3-pointers, for Compton.
And if the Ducks flounder on a trip that includes stops at New York (Rangers and Islanders), Buffalo (with likely a healthy Dominik Hasek), and Philadelphia, those home crowds could dwindle even further.
points out that species often dwindle when a habitat is chopped into small, separated patches.