How to use Slackening in a sentence
The general looked the captain up and down as he came up panting, slackening his pace as he approached.
With the flood slackening off in the tidal River Dee we get ready to go.
Not, surely, to induce any slackening of effort or vigilance.
In addition, the whole device could be slid off the carriage by slackening just one lever.
The output nf stone from quarries is greatly diminished (from 12,500,000 tons, worth 1/21,920,000, in 1890, to 8,000,000 tons, worth 1/2f 400,000, in 1899), a circumstance probably attributable to the slackening of building enterprise in many cities, and to the decrease in the demand for stone for railway, maritime and river embankment works.Advertisement
That did not mean, the Prime Minister and others made clear, any slackening in the pace of change.
It encouraged a slackening of tempo in delivering the action on which the assessment of remote risk actually depended.
He had 12 divisions in the plain under Frugoni, and the attack was already slackening.
That the conversion of the English to Christianity had anything to do with their slackening from the work of conquest it would be wrong to assert.
The university atmosphere here was less ascetic than at Paris, but Calvin's ardour knew no slackening, and such was his progress in legal knowledge that he was frequently called upon to lecture, in the absence of one or other of the regular staff.Advertisement
It caused a slackening of that spirit of communal initiative which had awakened in the midst of unprecedented disasters.
But his retirement did not mean cessation of active work or any slackening of interest in the scientific thought of the day.
The temperature then falls rapidly and there is a gradual slackening in the production of organic substance and a general lethargy of life.
The Prussians had seized the opportunity offered by the slackening of the French attacks to rally and deliver a counterstroke, which was parried, after achieving a small measure of success, by the bayonets of the Young Guard.
But besides this, since the exhaustion and enormous diminution of the army caused by the rapidity of the advance had become evident, another reason for slackening the pace and delaying presented itself to Kutuzov.Advertisement
Since that the moment of the lead touching the bottom by the sudden time the British cable-ships have been busy in all the oceans slackening in the rate at which the line ran out.