01. The [decline] in the New York stock market is due to the financial crisis in Asia.
02. The value of the yen on international markets has [declined] significantly over the past year.
03. He asked her to the dance, but she [declined] his invitation.
04. There has been a steady [decline] in the number of refugees coming from Eastern Europe now that the situation has stabilized there.
05. We offered to give Sharon a ride home, but she [declined], saying that she felt like walking.
06. The number of houses sold in our city has [declined] by almost 10% in the past year due to rising interest rates.
07. Voter support for the party has [declined] by over 25% due to the leader's recent scandals.
08. Studies show that the impact of social origin on educational attainment has [declined] over the past century.
09. Modernization has been associated with a [decline] in the status of the elderly.
10. Jean de La Bruyere once said that we perceive when love begins and when it [declines] by our embarrassment when alone together.
11. Men reach the peak of their sexual powers in their late teens or early twenties, and then begin to slowly [decline].
12. The [decline] of the Martian Empire began soon after the attacks from Jupiter intensified.
13. It is considered polite manners in Chinese culture to [decline] gifts two, or even three times before accepting.
14. The fur industry has [declined] dramatically in the last 20 years as people come to realize how much the animals suffer.
15. He invited his ex-girlfriend to his wedding, but she [declined] of course.
16. Studies show that participation in all types of physical activity [declines] strikingly as age or grade in school increases.
17. In the last 30 years, the average family size in Ukraine has [declined] from 5 members to 3.
18. A Tibetan proverb states that pride causes virtue to [decline].
19. When the British Houses of Parliament were destroyed by fire in 1834, the King offered Buckingham Palace as a new home for Parliament, but the offer was [declined].
20. The illegal animal trade has been a significant factor in the [decline] of the wild orangutan population.
21. The elderly face numerous challenges presented by both physical [decline], and the attitudes of society in general.
22. A recent study suggests that people who continue to engage in intellectually-demanding activities throughout their lives may not experience the same [decline] in memory processes experienced by other older people.
23. Our bodies begin slowly and steadily to [decline] at some time in our twenties.
24. Recent studies suggest that smokers show a faster [decline] in their memory than non-smokers.
25. The [declining] wolf population is due to over-hunting of deer, their principal source of food.
26. By the beginning of the eighteenth century, the political power of Venice was in [decline] and the city was headed for economic ruin.
27. While the Roman Empire slowly [declined], the Christian Church quietly moved forward.
28. During the War of the Roses, the production of music in England [declined] significantly.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Decline — De*cline , v. t. 1. To bend downward; to bring down; to depress; to cause to bend, or fall. [1913 Webster] In melancholy deep, with head declined. Thomson. [1913 Webster] And now fair Phoebus gan decline in haste His weary wagon to the western… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • decline — ► VERB 1) become smaller, weaker, or less in quality or quantity. 2) politely refuse. 3) (especially of the sun) move downwards. 4) Grammar form (a noun, pronoun, or adjective) according to case, number, and gender. ► NOUN ▪ a gradual and… …   English terms dictionary

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