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di muh nooh shuhn

  • n  change toward something smaller or lower
  • n  the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
  • n  the act of decreasing or reducing something

  • Through the ages, there has been an overall trend toward larger units claiming sovereignty and, paradoxically, a gradual diminution of how much true sovereignty any one country .
  • But none of these lite private colleges have announced any diminution of the preferences they have for wealthy kids or legacies, and they're not willing to give up their .
  • But his success to date means that Tendulkar could leave the field tomorrow without any diminution of circumstances.
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  • Weird but true
    A 9/11 memorial in California incorporating steel from the World Trade Center is advertising an upcoming fund-raiser with a flier stating, “Celebrating Napa’s 30-ton erection.” The phallic joke was criticized by some as a diminution of the Napa 9/11 Memorial Project. *** An Idaho company claims to have...
    June 23, 2013 - New York Post

  • Condoleezza Rice in Forbes
    None of us knows the full story of precisely what the militias are doing,Rice said. "But if there is a diminution in the violence as a result, if they have decided that they are not going to challenge the Baghdad security plan, then the...
  • Walters in Kansas City Star
    You've had a slow diminution of old Southern senators, the die-hard segregationists who fought the Lyndon Johnson civil rights legislation only to have a conversion,said Ronald Walters, a retired University of Maryland political science...
  • Christopher Meyer in BBC News
    Sir Christopher said: "Far from seeing a diminution in work on privacy we have seen an increase in the number of privacy issues."

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