Who could blame Valorie for shrinking from Yancey's temper?
He was decisively influenced by Eckhart, though there is noticeable occasionally a shrinking back from some of Eckhart's phraseology.
The linear scale of maps can obviously be used only in the case of maps covering a small area, for in the case of maps of greater extension measurements would be vitiated owing to the distortion or exaggeration inherent in all projections, not to mention the expansion or shrinking of the paper in the process of printing.
At Sparta we have a third instance of a people shrinking up into a nobility, but it is a people whose position differs altogether from anything either at Rome or at Athens.
His eyes, screwed up with fear as if he every moment expected another blow, gazed up at Rostov with shrinking terror.
He was a great statesman in that he conceived a magnificent yet practicable scheme for making France first among nations, and in that he possessed a matchless faculty for work, neither shrinking from the vastest undertakings nor scorning the most trivial details.
You'll start to feel your world shrinking soon, Guardian.
It is profoundly affecting to contemplate this man, a mere wreck from gout, shrinking from no fatigue, no labour, and no personal sacrifices; disregarding the obstacles and difficulties thrown in his way by cardinals and temporal princes, whose fatal infatuation refused to see the peril which hung above them all; recurring time after time, with all his intellect and energy, to the realization of his scheme; and finally adopting the high-hearted resolve of placing himself at the head of the crusade.
Paul's shrinking from the disembodied state and longing to be clothed upon at death in 2 Cor.
The area of the lake is shrinking owing to the progressive desiccation of the country, Saharan climate and conditions replacing those of the Sudan.
of the largest glaciers are shrinking or retreating, the Tseya at the rate of something like 40-45 ft.
Here they received without shrinking a volley, which was certain to destroy a number of them, and then rushing forward in close order, fought their enemies hand to hand.
Hence from this level down the only solid matter is the coke, in lumps which are burning rapidly and hence shrinking, while between them the molten iron and slag trickle, somewhat as sketched in fig.
Yet in the loneliness of life at Berlin the idea of a wife as the comfort of gathering age sometimes rose before his mind - only to be driven away by cautious hesitations as to the capacity of his means, and by the shrinking from the loss of familiar liberties.
eigenvalues associated with Sturm-Liouville problems on shrinking domains.
Used for muffs, trimmings, boas, and carriage 1 The measurements given are from nose to root of tail of average large sizes after the dressing process, which has a shrinking tendency.
She had a natural shrinking from society; and though her social position necessitated her presentation at Court, her first season in town was spent in examining into the working of hospitals, reformatories and other charitable institutions.
the limit of the country in full subjection to the crown was always shrinking, and the Irish chiefs of the inland continued to pay less and less attention to orders issued from Dublin or London.
At first there was nothing to confide: the shrinking was quite imperceptible.
The contrast lay between the Dominical Supper or food and drink shared unselfishly by all with all, and the private supper, the feast of Dives, shamelessly gorged under the eyes of timid and shrinking Lazarus.
As soon as possible after felling, logs by sawing into scantling sizes, for if the log is left to dry or season, it is liable on shrinking to split.
" Morality," he says, " consists in conscientious shrinking from the violation of moral rules; and the basis of this conscientious sentiment is the social feelings of mankind; the desire to be in unity with our fellow-creatures, which is already a powerful principle in human nature, and happily one of those which tend to become stronger from the influences of advancing civilization."
Any secular shrinking of the lake in common with the lakes of Central Africa generally must be so gradual as to have no practical importance.
crop is shrinking in area the tendency is to withdraw from it first the land least suited to its growth.
With the return of a milder climate, the so-called northern forms of the present alpine flora were split in two, one portion following close on the northern ice in its gradual retreat to the Arctic, the other following the shrinking glaciers till the plants were able to establish (or re-establish) themselves on the slopes of the Alps.
The limit of the territory which still remained loyal was ever shrinking, and what was once lost was hardly ever regained.
Phillips, 1896); A Brief Introduction to the Infinitesimal Calculus (1897); The Nature of Capital and Income (1906); The Rate of Interest 0907); National Vitality (1909); The Purchasing Power of Money (1911); Elementary Principles of Economics (1913); Why is the Dollar Shrinking?
And when the light wasn't good, now that some international conspiracy was shrinking the size of the printed word.
The overall United States nuclear stockpile is shrinking at the same time that its operationally deployed weapons are being reduced.
Gap years can be about more than just drunken nights out and shrinking bank accounts.
In arid western China, shrinking glaciers account for at least 10 percent of freshwater supplies.
implode due to the zero growth rate mean assumption is still at work: slowly, big firms keep shrinking.
I asked the janitor, and he said the house was not very well built and that the beams and wainscoting were shrinking.
Be sure to buy items that can be washed without shrinking.
melting polar ice, shrinking glaciers, oceans turning to acid.
For example glaciers shrinking, permafrost thawing, earlier flowering of trees.
shrinking the prostate brought benefits like reducing the diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia, and urinary retention and need for surgery.
random-access memory (RAM) to disk storage space seemed to be shrinking by half every eighteen months.
shrinking violet, commands most of the laughs.
shrinking the tumor.
To further complicate matters, these formats have been steadily shrinking in size to make them more suitable for use inside handsets.
shrinking when, someone might say, the fields are white unto harvest?
Y, being, as are all publishers, more like a shrinking violet than anything else in the world, nearly swooned.
The risks: males may develop breasts and erection problems, as well as shrinking testicles and a reduced sperm count.
Maureen, the shrinking violet, commands most of the laughs.
Nevertheless the secular shrinking goes on, the loss by evaporation and percolation exceeding the amount of water received; whilst, on the average, the rainfall is diminishing.
Stolypin did his best to work in harmony with it, realizing that under the existing law another dissolution could but lead to a like result, and shrinking from the only alternative - an alteration of the law by a coup d'etat, a course which could only be justified on the plea of extreme necessity.
There is something, too, in his fastidious refinement and in his shrinking from the rough contact of life that reminds us of the English poet Gray.
A man in intellect and courage, yet without conceit or bravado; a woman in sensibility and tenderness, yet without shrinking or weakness; a saint in purity of life and devotion of heart, yet without asceticism or religiosity; a knight-errant in hatred of wrong and contempt of baseness, yet without self-righteousness or cynicism; a prince in dignity and courtesy, yet without formality or condescension; a poet in thought and feeling, yet without jealousy or affectation; a scholar in tastes and habits, yet without aloofness or bookishness; a dutiful son, a loving husband, a judicious father, a trusty friend, a useful citizen and an enthusiastic patriot, - he united in his strong, transparent humanity almost every virtue under heaven.
The cost of everything from random-access memory (RAM) to disk storage space seemed to be shrinking by half every eighteen months.
The aim of PDT for advanced cancer is usually to reduce symptoms by shrinking the tumor.
In the last 5 years the majority were actually shrinking rapidly.
So why are the churches shrinking when, someone might say, the fields are white unto harvest?
Most manufacturers suggest handwashing and air-drying to reduce the risk of your bra shrinking and/or stretching out of shape.
Wool and cotton, of course, often require lower heat settings to keep from shrinking.
So, read the label on toddler clothing to make sure you can wash it often without fear of it quickly falling apart or shrinking.
Portable TVs designs seem to be shrinking daily while adding features and design elements previously found only in larger sets.
The last thing you need to worry about on vacation is a rapidly shrinking balance from your prepaid travel card's fees.
You don't need to worry about the photo image fading or the item shrinking.
Nicole Richie's shrinking weight has been the subject of entertainment news shows, magazine articles and tabloid headlines.
Celebrity eating disorders have become a hot topic in recent years as tabloids report on the shrinking size of today's young actresses, singers and models.
No shrinking violet, Salma Hayek shows up on many lists of the hottest female celebrities.
Growth spurts and shrinking budgets are just two of the reasons why frugal parents shop for kids discount clothing.
For starters, the ships are no shrinking violets.
If you do choose 100 percent cotton, be sure to consult the sizing charts to make sure there will be enough room for the possibility of shrinking when dried.
It can be washed in the machine without fear of shrinking and does not require ironing.
Hardly for the shrinking violet, man Fendi sun glasses command attention!
Not to mention the fact that, despite the shrinking number of shooters released in the States these days, there are other yet vastly superior products available.
The graphics and sound have survived the shrinking process very well.
Don't use a dryer to dry them because you might run the risk of shrinking the cover.
About 30 percent of amputees experience a sensation of the amputated part "telescoping" or shrinking into the viable part of the limb.
After falling asleep with it under the tree, she awakens to find herself shrinking.
Forget the shrinking violets on your wedding day!
Mesh swimwear is prone to snagging and shrinking; sun, sand, tanning oils and chlorine can all take a toll on the fabric.
Louis Reard's original bikini design was considered awfully daring in its day, but in the years since its debut, the bikini has undergone numerous design changes, shrinking to a sliver of its original size.
Regardless of changing attitudes over the years, the ever shrinking bikini has managed not only to survive, but actually flourish.
The nutrient helps the immune system by fostering growth of the thymus gland and keeping it from shrinking due to stress.
Although you won't find sleeves on strapless and spaghetti strap styles, there are considerations regarding the shrinking or absent sleeve styles of summer fashion.
Since the 18th century explosion in evening bag size, the dimensions of the evening purse have only been shrinking.
The Internet, time, geography and even shrinking wallets have also put a larger premium on finding the right person, right now.
Far from a wall flower or shrinking violet, this sign is always open and in full bloom to life and life experiences.
When you buy a new article of clothing, read the care tags to avoid accidentally shrinking it in the dryer or fading the colors.
I would have to say at this point in our shrinking economy with no end in sight, metro areas with a population greater than 250,000 and fewer than 1 million throughout the city and suburbs.
They help maintain the shape, and prevent the leather from shrinking.
While small business drives the U.S. economy and continues to grow, with approximately 90% of the economy comprised of small businesses, the world is shrinking.
Shrinking a business reduces market value and reduces its customer base, which can be dangerous if perception of the company views it as unreliable.
These businesses are not for shrinking violets, you need to make the atmosphere fun so party goers will relax and likely buy more products.
However, shrinking school budgets often make that unrealistic.
Some shrinking back may occur, but this will greatly improve the look of your work.
Thus, no fears of your socks shrinking or felting, and they are suitable for machine washing.
Scientific evidence behind MUFAs shows they are a healthy diet addition, however, no evidence proves they actually contribute to the shrinking of belly fat.
Unfortunately, while the tissue is shrinking, the surrounding skin remains the same.
Although the tissue inside the breast is shrinking, the skin that surrounds it is not.
That means that, while you may be shrinking and may be smaller in overall inches, the loss may not show on the scale.
It is even less expensive than level term, because the amount of coverage provided keeps shrinking.
No shrinking - Because these underwear are made out of nylon, you can throw them in the dryer without worrying about them shrinking or fading.
You'll run the risk of pulling out the wire (if you have an underwire bra), twisting the material, or shrinking the bra overall so it doesn't fit like it should.
A shrinking cup size is no excuse to forego the gym in lieu of a frozen coffee drink with whipped cream.
The high heat can damage material, cause spotting or shrinking, and may even change the shape of the garment.
Wash your robe in warm water to keep it from shrinking.
Tiffany New York Pollard was no shrinking violet on Flavor of Love.
Place cool slices of cucumbers or potatoes over the eyes for a cooling, shrinking effect.
Rather than shrinking back, gravity pulls down on the skin making pores more obvious.
Hydroxy acids show promise in eliminating age spots and shrinking pores.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.