dwindling dwindling  /d ˈwɪn də lɪŋ/


  1. (n) a becoming gradually less
  2. (adj) gradually decreasing until little remains



  1. Slots on the payroll are dwindling rapidly.
  2. Now, for the first time in nearly three decades, this dwindling group of outcasts are completely surrounded by the Lao government troops that hunt them.
  3. Cox oversaw the dwindling SEC staff and a sharp drop in action against some traders.


  1. Budget news better; deficit drama lingers

    BANGOR - Bangor Public Schools officials expect more money after several years of dwindling revenue.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Herald-Palladium

  2. D-backs lose ground to Padres

    After the D-backs were defeated by the Padres, 6-4, on Saturday night, Arizona's division lead is dwindling, and just three games separate the D-backs from the fourth-place Padres.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Arizona Diamondbacks

  3. Arizona nonagenarian sets weightlifting world record

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A barrel-chested 91-year-old strongman from Arizona shattered the world record for the bench press in his dwindling age group, with a lift of 187.2 pounds - some 50 pounds more than the previous record. Sy Perlis bested the record of 135 pounds set in 2005 during a national competition last weekend in Phoenix as the lone participant in the 90-year-old and ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. In an op-ed piece yesterday, Google boss Eric Schmidt said: "With dwindling revenue and diminished resources, frustrated newspaper executives are looking for someone to blame. Much of their anger is currently directed at Google...... the facts...
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Eric Schmidt Source: Independent

  2. "That's not surprising from a White House that has stubbornly refused to change course even in the face of dwindling support from American people whose sons and daughters are dying" said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Forbes

  3. "I didn't let that eat at me a lot, but when it started dwindling down to where you could count on one hand your shots at the Daytona 500, and then it started going down - four, three, we don't know anymore," Martin said. "This is the crown...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Mark Martin Source: International Herald Tribune

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