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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abate

abate can be used as a verb

1.It was not for his friend to abate that confidence. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2.Abate thy rage, abate thy manly rag. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.May well abate the over-merry spleen. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.A kind of wick or snuff that will abate i. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.That you withdraw you and abate your strength. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.slacken, abate Aboute prime upon the nexte day. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.You would abate the strength of your displeasure. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
8.Helen regarded me, probably with surprise I could not now abate my agitation, though I tried hard I continued to weep aloud. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9.slacken, abate Right so this marquis fully hath purpos'd To tempt his wife, as he was first dispos'd. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.When the snow storm abated a moment we looked again. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
11.She hath abated me of half my trai. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.As most abated captives to some natio. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.When the waters abated the ship rested on Mount Othrys in Thessaly, or according to some on Mount Parnassus. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
14.She never abated the piercing quality of her shrieks, never stumbled in the distinctness or the order of her words. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
15.He walked up one street, and down another, until exercise had abated the first passion of his grief and then the revulsion of feeling made him thirsty. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
16.But the fagged whale abated his speed, and blindly altering his course, went round the stern of the ship towing the two boats after him, so that they performed a complete circuit. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
17.Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the groun. - from The King James Bible
18.As soon as aunt's tribadic rage to possess the Frankland was thus abated for the moment, she allowed Mrs. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous

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