Definition of Dwindle away
1. Verb. Become smaller or lose substance. "Her savings dwindled down"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Dwindling
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Literary usage of Dwindle away
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions. by Frederick Marryat (1839)
"What between their wars with each other, the use of spirituous liquors, and the diseases imported by the whites, they dwindle away every day. ..."
2. A dictionary of Chinese-Japanese words in the Japanese language by John Harington Gubbins (1889)
"Bo-gen I |fj^, sum, to be reduced by consumption ; become less and less by use; dwindle away. Bo-jin | jj, sum, to be used up ; be exhausted; be consumed; ..."
3. The Yoga-system of Patañjali: Or, The Ancient Hindu Doctrine of by Patañjali, Vyāsa, Vācaspatimiśra (1914)
"In reply to this he says «becomes powerless^ It does not dwindle away entirely. Therefore to make it dwindle away altogether self-castigation is needed. ..."
4. A Complete Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: That Great by Paul Wright (1814)
"... though lie could with a frown here mad« his judges, his accusers, and those who hud him in custody, to expire in a moment, or utterly dwindle away. ..."