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Dwindled Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dwindle \Dwin"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwindled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dwindling.] [From OE. dwinen to languish, waste away, AS. dw[=i]nan; akin to LG. dwinen, D. dwijnen to vanish, Icel. dv[=i]na to cease, dwindle, Sw. tvina; of uncertain origin. The suffix -le, preceded by d excrescent after n, is added to the root with a diminutive force.] To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away. Weary sennights nine times nine Shall he dwindle, peak and pine. --Shak. Religious societies, though begun with excellent intentions, are said to have dwindled into factious clubs. --Swift.
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    • UFC 177 Weigh-in Results: Newcomer Joe Soto Makes Weight, Gets Shot at TJ Dillashaw's Belt
      The fighters participating on the UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II pay-per-view card, the number of which dwindled as the day wore on, officially weighed in on Friday in Sacramento, Calif. The card had been criticized for a lack of big-name fights with a main event that pitted Renan Barao in an immediate rematch with TJ Dillashaw, even though Dillashaw had domina Read more on this news related to 'Dwindled'
    • Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson
      When the Kaingaroa Forest Volunteer Fire Brigade membership dwindled to just four, the station was faced with closure.So Maera Maki-Anderson, station officer and long-serving member at neighbouring Murupara Volunteer Fire Brigade,... Read more on this news related to 'Dwindled'
    • Buescher hangs on to win Nationwide at Mid-Ohio
      As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose. The 21-year-old rookie was leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - gunning for his first victory - but was running out of fuel. ''I was really focusing on taking deep breaths at that point,'' Buescher said about the final laps before he hung on to capture the Read more on this news related to 'Dwindled'

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