She was inclined to decline his offer.
She had to decline the last trip because it coincided with her monthly cycle - and this trip was cutting the time close.
How could I decline without sounding like a total turd?
I tried to decline but he insisted I eat so I complied.
After Cynthia came out and administered a cold face cloth, Edith seemed somewhat better, enough to decline medical attention, though she remained disoriented even after reaching Ryland's small quarters.
For an embarrassing moment she thought he would decline the offer, but slowly a smile touched the corners of his mouth.
The decline of the Ottoman power, which began towards the end of the 17th century, was marked by increasing anarchy and lawlessness in the outlying portions of the empire.
See Gibbon, Decline and Fall, chap. 27; Schiller, Geschichte der romischen Kaiserzeit, bk.
In the third place it was marked by a decline of good government in Rome.
" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind."
A second period of decline followed the working out of this mine and lasted until 1900, when the discovery of a new mineral belt in southern Nevada brought renewed prosperity.
How difficult it would have been, at that time, to perceive that the discovery of America would inevitably end the Italian Renaissance and result in the decline of the Mediterranean world and also trigger the rise in influence of Portugal, France, Spain, and England, the west-facing marine powers, who suddenly found themselves to be at the center of the world.
He didn't foresee the consumer demand for the telephone or its massive decline in price.
Like a TV star that doesn't scale back his expenses after his show is cancelled, these benefits expand, not contract, during periods of economic decline, for two main reasons.
That is, agree in principle but decline any personal accountability.
But the decline of nationalism is a force for peace.
To which my Lord Duke in substance replied (both letters were published) that he had already done so, and received the money, and would be obliged to the reverend gentleman if for the future he (the reverend gentleman) would decline meddling with other people's business.
But I would not stand between any man and his genius; and to him who does this work, which I decline, with his whole heart and soul and life, I would say, Persevere, even if the world call it doing evil, as it is most likely they will.
To tell them that she felt ashamed for herself and for them would be to betray her agitation, while to decline their offers to dress her would prolong their banter and insistence.
The officer did not decline, but took the note quietly and thanked her.
To Pierre's assurances that he was not a Frenchman, the captain, evidently not understanding how anyone could decline so flattering an appellation, shrugged his shoulders and said that if Pierre absolutely insisted on passing for a Russian let it be so, but for all that he would be forever bound to Pierre by gratitude for saving his life.
"Ah, my dear fellow!" rejoined Karataev, "never decline a prison or a beggar's sack!"
Friends and relations advised Nicholas to decline the inheritance.