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Word Example of - abate

    Example Sentences for abate

    The gale did not abate; nothing but the boisterous sea and the overcast sky could I see about me.

    The small boys on the bench had had leisure to abate their ardour by this time.

    The same reason which contributes to alleviate the guilt, must have tended to abate the vigor, of their persecutions.

    There were talks of peace, though we did not abate our energies.

    The Land here begins to abate of its Height, and has some few Swamps.

    At length, after two days, the gale began to abate, and the sea to go down.

    Later in the evening, there was a mighty noise of the wind, and the storm did not abate until it was growing light in the morning.

    When morning at length dawned, the hurricane began to abate.

    After some years of these dreary pains our fires evidently began to abate.

    Yet did it not abate her courage, nor take its energy from her mind.

Word Origin & History of - abate

    Word Origin & History

    abate late 13c., from O.Fr. abattre "beat down, cast down," from L. ad "to" + battuere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Secondary sense of "to fell, slaughter" is in abatis and abattoir.