Slacken sentence example

slacken
  • Suddenly the threads that moved them began to slacken and become entangled and it grew difficult to move.

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  • After two years' discipleship the Hegelian influence began to slacken.

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  • Very soon the barons began to return to their allegiance, or at least to slacken in their support of Louis, who had given much offence by his openly displayed distrust of his partisans and his undisguised preference for his French followers.

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  • He was growing old; the in.doinitable energy of his early career was beginning to slacken; his dreams of extended empire were vanishing.

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  • Table Potential, Dissipation, Ioniz If we regard the potential gradient near the ground as representing a negative charge on the earth, then if the source of supply of that charge is unaffected the gradient will rise and become high when the operations by which discharge is promoted slacken their activity.

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  • This has a slotted end, engaged by a pin P fixed to the framing, and it will be seen that its action is to slacken the band if the load tends to rise and to tighten it in the contrary case.

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  • The Slavonic language still reigned supreme in the Church; yet once the example had been set in Transylvania, and the influence of the Slavonic nations had begun to slacken, it was inevitable that the Rumanian language should sooner or later come to its own.

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  • By now the rear wheel had been loosened, after telling the poor chap he was trying to tighten it not slacken it.

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  • Slacken the left shoulder strap, undo any straps crossing the chest.

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  • Nevertheless the crucial point of the war had passed; after 1429 the Burgundian party began to slacken in its support of the English cause, and to pass over piecemeal to the national side.

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  • Repeated interruptions were accordingly experienced to the advance of the leading column, by messages to halt or slacken pace.

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  • He thought awhile, and then asked his crew if it was not time to slacken speed.

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  • Having stripped the wires ready, slacken the screw of the appropriate connection terminal.

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  • In the beginning of Charles VI.'s reign the struggle between the two countries seemed to slacken.

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  • In 1871 the Anatomical Act of 1832 was amended; and in 1876 the Vivisection Act was passed, a measure which investigators engaged in the medical sciences of physiology and pathology resented as likely to prevent in England the advance of knowledge of living function, both in its normal balance and in its aberrancies, and moreover to slacken that habit of incessant reference of propositions to verification which is as necessary to the clinical observer as to the experimentalist.

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  • With the dustpan underneath the joint, use the other wrench to slacken the nut which holds the radiator to the valve.

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  • Then a sudden dash forward to slacken the rope and drop the weight with an abrupt thud.

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  • Slacken off the top two bolts holding the dynamo to the engine.

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  • Round about the hour of ten, the French prison official tends to slacken up a bit.

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  • The new king at Paris was a young boy, whose councils were swayed by a knot of quarrelsome and selfish uncles; the vigour of the attack on England began to slacken.

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  • The crucial point of the war had passed; after 1429 the Burgundian party began to slacken in its support of the English cause, and to pass over piecemeal to the national side.

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  • The slider on the original strap would come undone, loosening the whole strap and it was possible at that moment that a player would slacken his or her grip and release the Remote into the air.

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