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.
The decline both in imports and in exports of articles of food, which is the most noteworthy fact exhibited in the preceding table, was due to the almost prohibitive tax in the Customs Law of 1892, upon agricultural products.
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.
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.
The decline in the economic benefits of war for businesses.
The decline of military alliances and the rise of economic ones.
Even if these new states turn out not to be peaceful, their size probably will mean the conflict is limited, and the decline in military alliances means the conflict is less likely to entangle others and escalate.
But the decline of nationalism is a force for peace.
If I decline the honor of being with you, believe me...
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!"
The approaching riders having descended a decline were no longer visible, but they reappeared a few minutes later.
Friends and relations advised Nicholas to decline the inheritance.