How to use Declines in a sentence
During the following centuries Istakhr gradually declines, until, as a city, it ceased to exist.
It narrows to the north and the altitude declines in the same direction.
If the tax-payer declines to pay his due, he is brought before the proper authorities by the tahsildar; if he persists in his refusal, all his goods, except those indispensable for his dwelling and the pursuit of his trade, are sold by auction, without recourse to a judgment by tribunal.
The text will be faithful but unreadable, and his work will be that of an honest man but of a textual antiquarian, not a textual critic, since he declines the duty of "the restoration of the text, as far as possible, to its original form."
This theory gives birth to a sort of ethical by-product whose dominant note is Harmony, the subordination of the individual to the universal reason; moral failure is proportionate to the degree in which the individual declines to recognize his personal transience in relation to the eternal Unity.Advertisement
He made no pretence to be a searcher of hearts and frequently declines to analyse motives.
The lower mountains in the extreme west are very well wooded, but the extent of forest declines eastwards, and the eastern Pyrenees are peculiarly wild and naked, all the more since it is in this part of the chain that granitic masses prevail.
It is not just for reasons of home town loyalty, however, that the column declines to condemn such barbarity.
We note here that though Ritschl gives Jesus a unique and unapproachable position in His active relation to the kingdom, he declines to rise above this relative teaching.
Herodotus, who declines to commit himself as to the existence of Zalmoxis, expresses the opinion that in any case he must have lived long before the time of Pythagoras.Advertisement
He declines to regard miracles as divine action contrary to the laws of nature.
Along the central ridge, the water-level lies at a great depth from the surface (228 ft.), but it rises gradually as the country declines towards the great rivers.
The light of Algol remains constant during close upon 56 hours; then declines in 62 hours (approximately) to nearly one-fourth its normal amount, and is restored by sensibly the same gradations.
Maurice, the only historian of note who declines to ascribe a rationalizing tendency to Erigena, obscures the question by the manner in which he states it.
Physiological arousal declines but remains higher than normal and the body replenishes the hormones released by the adrenal glands.Advertisement
To fully grasp the reasons behind declines in vulnerable wader populations, it is crucial to understand the demography.
Predictably, the appetite for Gothic horrors seems to grow as the taste for more wholesome art declines.
Medium-term declines in some seabirds may be in response to climate change impacts on food availability.
While fitness declines with age for everyone, research highlighted that the difference between men and women grows more pronounced as they grow older.
The tramp sympathetically offers to let him have swig of his bottle, which Captain Britain declines.Advertisement
Tax revenue Part of the adjustment to major declines in tobacco consumption will be some fall in tobacco consumption will be some fall in tobacco tax revenue.
The primary government is aristocratic. Patrician tyranny rouses the populace to revolt, and then democratic equality is established under a republic. Democratic excesses cause the rise of an empire, which, becoming corrupt, declines into barbarism, and, again emerging from it, retraces the same course.
The treatise of Porphyry deals with the notions of genus, species, difference, property and accident (see Predicables); and he mentions, but declines to discuss, the various theories that have been held as to the ontological import of genera and species.
Instead they choose to scaremonger by blaming all bird declines on farming practices, ignoring varying reasons for songbird declines.
Weasels and stoat populations have probably also stabilized, after previous declines, while the pine marten may be staging a slow recovery.Advertisement
Tax revenue Part of the adjustment to major declines in tobacco consumption will be some fall in tobacco tax revenue.
As the economy declines, parents continue to look for ways to save money.
The bank then declines or approves the amount being charged, and then sends a message back to the processor, who in turn communicates this message to the machine and the merchant.
All living plants are capable of storing carbon, but as the number of plants on the planet declines, the amount of carbon dioxide free to build up in the atmosphere increases.
As more consumers turn to renewable energy to power their cars and homes, the demand for fossil fuels declines.
As our health declines, we become less able to deal with these same life stressors, and our sensitivity to even minor stress becomes heightened.
If your vet declines to take payments, you can try another veterinary office.
If your loved one is already immobile, look for sudden declines in whatever mobility he or she had.
Activision cites "continued declines in the music genre."
Cancer deaths in children have shown consistent declines, decreasing between 1975 and 2000 from 50 in 1 million diagnosed to 25 in 1 million.
Withdrawal is a physiological and psychological change that occurs when the body's concentration of the substance declines in a person who has been a heavy user.
However, there were significant declines in past year (from 20.3% to 19%) and lifetime (from 33.3% to 31%) cigarette use among youths aged 12mto 17 between 2002 and 2003.
The prevalence of bedwetting gradually declines throughout childhood.
It is not until middle adolescence that genuine behavioral independence emerges, when conformity to parents as well as peers declines.
The total amount of sleep declines as the infant gets older.
However, there were significant declines in past year (from 20.3% to 19%) and lifetime (from 33.3% to 31%) cigarette use among youths aged 12 to 17 between 2002 and 2003.
In addition, school performance in many sexually assaulted adolescents declines, and many eventually fail academically.
Chance of effectiveness declines, however, the longer vaccination is put off.
The success of vasectomy reversal declines with the length of time since the vasectomy was done.
Doctors claim that fertility starts to decline at 25, declines even faster after 30, and sharply declines after 35.
The efficiency of your gastrointestinal system declines which leads to deficiencies in key nutrients in your blood.
By definition, a recession is a period of economic slowdown that occurs when the gross domestic product declines for two or more consecutive quarters.
When ratings decline on soap operas, the amount of money they can charge for their advertising spots also declines.
After all of this, Noel still tells her that it's not the right timing for him, and after more pleading from Felicity, he still declines, apologizes, and tries to leave.
A customer who chooses to add an optional living benefit to the plan is guaranteed that his or her income will grow at a set rate, even if the investment market declines or stays flat.
One is commonly given a stronger dosage to start and then gradually declines to suppress acne over a longer period.
On its western side the plateau declines into the clay lands (and in the north-west low fen) which characterize the western half of the province.