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fall into disuse

To be used increasingly less. The car fell into disuse, and now, it won't even start.
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fall into disuse

to be used less and less. The pump had fallen into disuse and the joints had rusted solid. Since my books had fallen into disuse, I sold them to a used-book dealer.
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But Ben Taylor defended the article, stating: "I don't see the point in trying to force vitality into a language that is naturally falling into disuse.
But it has become a target for vandals since falling into disuse. The proposals have attracted controversy with campaigners vowing to fight the plans.
Shortwave radio, which can be received across continents, is falling into disuse, due to the declining number of people with such receivers.
The building served the Bronx Terminal Market for over 35 years before falling into disuse and disrepair.
"What we have seen is the whole functioning and structure of the IRA as a whole, from bottom to top, falling into disuse.
Obviously, word had not gotten around that private confession is largely falling into disuse.
Hoffman acknowledges that the American synagogue is not currently in danger of falling into disuse, but compares synagogues to public schools in that they could be and do so much more than they are.
One is the fact that landmines are falling into disuse. The Mine Ban Treaty came about largely because landmine activists, frustrated at the slow pace of UN negotiations, held their own summit in Canada, drafted a convention, and began collecting signatures.
After falling into disuse in the early 1930s, its orange trees and crazy paving were left to their own devices and for years it lay neglected but not forgotten.
The current mill was rebuilt in 1834 and after falling into disuse after the Second World War, was restored to full working order in 1989 by its owner, the Walton Estate.
James Watt's invention of the coal-burning steam engine led to the windmills of yesteryear falling into disuse; it seems that the major problems involved in burning oil and coal are bringing them back!
It was restored in the 1930s after falling into disuse and has changed hands many times.
Still others are falling into disuse that may yet serve to unite body, mind, and spirit.
The new rail age would be hastened by pollution, which would lead to motorways falling into disuse and being converted to railtracks.
After falling into disuse as a celebration in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, it took the Americans to revive the idea as wartime GIs stationed in the UK celebrated their own quite unrelated version of Mother's Day and managed to mix it up with our own Mothering Sunday.