Alex declined his help with their luggage and he left them to their own devices.
In the 5th century, under Vandal dominion, it declined in importance.
The cat declined a lap-offer in favor of the purple rocker, Martha's chair, as if to question the whereabouts of her missing friend.
Alex didn't have to go to the clinic, but he wanted to complete some paperwork at home so he declined the buggy ride.
Sam offered to help but Gerald declined, saying it wasn't that heavy.
Besides, if Keaton wasn't genuinely interested, he could have made good his escape when she declined the movie invitation.
In a variety of ways it does a great deal of social service similar to that of gilds of help. Its administration has always been in the hands of laymen, and it works through local "conferences" or branches, the general council having been suspended because it declined to accept a cardinal as its official head.
He accordingly declined to take any action, meanwhile indicating the direction of his sympathies by making Mortara his ward.
As the power of the Balshas declined, the Venetians towards the close of the 14th century established themselves at Scutari, Budua, Antivari and elsewhere in northern Albania.
In 1783, although he declined to re-enter the cabinet, he acted as Speaker of the House of Lords.
It is probable that the power of Aegina had steadily declined during the twenty years after Salamis, and that it had declined absolutely, as well as relatively, to that of Athens.
The city must have gradually declined in the course of time; but the ruins of the Achaemenidae remained as a witness to its ancient glory.
All parts of speech, except adverbs, are declined by terminational inflections.
He afterwards declined the other candidatures that were offered him: for the Senate in 1876, and for the Chamber in 1877.
Following the example of William of Orange, Hoorn, Berghen and other governors, the magistrates generally declined to enforce the edicts, and offered to resign rather than be the instruments for burning and maltreating their fellow-countrymen.
By the time the third stage, which placed the seat of soul-life in the brain, was reached through the further advance of anatomical knowledge, the religious rites of Greece and Rome were too deeply incrusted to admit of further radical changes, and faith in the gods had already declined too far to bring new elements into the religion.
The salt trade declined altogether in the 18th century, with the exception of one salt-works, which was kept open until 1856.
Encouraged from Berlin, Kalnky agreed to the reciprocal territorial guarantee, but declined reciprocity in support of special interests.
At the end of 1889 Crispi abolished the differential duties against French imports and returned to the general Italian tariff, but France declined to follow his lead and maintained her prohibitive dues.
King Humbert, who, from lack of confidence in Rudini, had declined VIM lull!
If the offer was made, it was declined, and Cranmer continued at Cambridge filling the offices of lecturer in divinity at his own college and of public examiner in divinity to the university.
The Roman government declined to accede to these arrangements, and L.
In 63, with a strong army, he crossed the Euphrates, but Tiridates declined to give battle and concluded peace.
Grisebach declined to see anything in such forms but the production by nature of that which responds to external conditions and can only exist as long as they remain unchanged.
But Valerian, well aware of the dangers and difficulties attaching to the office at such a time, declined the responsibility.
From the 12th century onward the sect gradually declined, being ultimately restricted mainly to the Crimea and Lithuania, learning disappeared and their literature became merely popular and of little interest.
This afterwards declined, but it is now one of the principal points of communication between England and France, the railway company maintaining a daily service of fast steamers to Dieppe in connexion with the Chemin de fer de 1'Ouest.
He was offered the presidency of the academy of science of St Petersburg; but he declined, preferring the leisure and independence of life in Italy.
Like the old emigre who declined to marry the lady with whom he had spent his evenings for years, she regretted Julie's presence and having no one to write to.
Who was he? they asked, repeating their first question, which he had declined to answer.
Supper was over, and Pierre who at first declined to speak about his captivity was gradually led on to do so.
"I remember you declined," he defended archly.
He glanced at her and declined the blanket.
He offered her a choice: to cure the inoperable brain tumor killing her or to outright kill her before she declined, whichever outcome she preferred.
Carmen invited him to stay the night, but he declined, saying he already had a hotel room in town.
The rest of the climbers followed in the truck but Ryland declined to join them, turning a perturbed eye to Bird Song.
When Alex returned, Katie had supper ready, but Carmen declined, saying she didn't feel well.
He declined her offer of a magazine.
He declined an invitation to join Fred and two neighborhood cronies for bowling, but had no desire to stick around the house all day either.
Dean declined to visit the hospital.
Dean declined the offering and said nothing.
He had tried to be happy for her when the twins came along – even accepted it gracefully when she had declined to go with him to Texas.
I thought you wanted to go, but when you declined, I decided I must have misinterpreted your interest.
In 1882 - recognized the anomalous position in which he would have been placed had he accepted the proposal, and declined the proffered honour.
Declined to allow him to make the journey,.
Flechier, by his leniency and tact, succeeded in bringing over some of them to his views, and even gained the esteem of those who declined to change their faith.
Avicenna seems to have declined the offers of Mahmud the Ghaznevid, and proceeded westwards to Urjensh in the modern Khiva, where the vizier, regarded as a friend of scholars, gave him a small monthly stipend.
Many Anglican bishops (amongst them the archbishop of York and most of his suffragans) felt so doubtful as to the wisdom of such an assembly that they refused to attend it, and Dean Stanley declined to allow Westminster Abbey to be used for the closing service, giving as his reasons the partial character of the assembly, uncertainty as to the effect of its measures and "the presence of prelates not belonging to our Church."
In 1538 the ministers took upon themselves to refuse to administer the Lord's Supper in Geneva because the city, as represented by its council, declined to submit to church discipline.
The presbytery of New Brunswick declined to yield (1739).
But Urquiza was a man of different temperament from Rosas, and when he found that Buenos Aires refused to submit to his authority, he declined to use force.
After the consolidation of the companies in1889-1890the profits declined, patent rights had expired, material reductions were made in the rates for telephone services, and considerable replacements of plant became necessary, the cost of which was charged to revenue.
Venice rapidly declined throughout the 17th century.
In view of the French refusal, Lord Granville on the 27th of July invited Italy to join in restoring order in Egypt; but Mancini and Depretis, in spite of the efforts of Crispi, then in London, declined the offer.
The latter industry declined before the reign of Queen Mary, but has since been revived.
The old people of Rome thus grew, or rather shrank up, into a nobility by the growth of a new people by their side which they declined to admit to a share in their rights, powers, and possessions.
But in the excitement of carrying me to church my father lost the name on the way, very naturally, since it was one in which he had declined to have a part.
The Concord hunter told him what he knew and offered him the skin; but the other declined it and departed.
They wanted to introduce him to me, but I quite declined: I have my daughters to consider.
I had to carry the pail up the hill.
The manufacture of highly ornate firearms, yataghans and other weapons at Scutari, Jakova and Prizren has declined, owing to the importation of modern rifles and revolvers.
I declined to pay.