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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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KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- World oil prices are predicted to continue dwindling away in the coming period, possibly down to USD 50 a barrel unless the overall global economic situation improves, a Kuwaiti oil expert expected here on Saturday.
Montego was based on the Maestro, another British Leyland product that is now dwindling away like sand through an hourglass.
Pandora's box has been opened, and even hope is dwindling away for sure.
Time was passing, and his chief advantage was dwindling away. He feared his uncle's glib tongue and knew he could be made to look a fool, bringing such a force to break down a door that seemed already open.
Ferguson knows his side are edging towards the league crown and he is happy to see the games dwindling away.
What's left of the Democrat's presidential campaign has not been dwindling away - the 13 million-strong Obama e-mail list has been activated to help wildfire victims in California, to host thousands of parties to discuss the incoming administration, and at least 55,000 people told the campaign in an online survey that Obama has inspired them to consider political careers on the state or local level.
"The climate change is also melting ice caps and glaciers in Greenland and the Arctic which is contributing to the problem.With ever rising sea levels, the Irish coast is dwindling away."
A mysterious radioactive mist-cloud reverses boating holiday-maker Grant Williams' growth processes and causes him to begin dwindling away to nothing.
"Jobs have been slowly dwindling away from the area.
'My pre-Bodywatch low self-esteem is slowly but surely dwindling away - along with my weight!'
The oil prices have been dwindling away amid growing concerns over the security situations in Iraq and different parts of the Middle East.
Our services are dwindling away. If you need to save money how about starting with the glossy magazines that are sent to each home and often thrown in the bin unread
Shops like this are gradually dwindling away and older people, in particular, are the ones who suffer."
GORDON Brown will serve a downbeat espresso Budget on Wednesday blaming the Iraq war and ailing European economies for dwindling away Treasury cash.
Global oil prices have been dwindling away amid growing concerns over the situations in Ukraine and Gaza, given that oil prices are affected by the geopolitical factor.