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Sample sentences for the GRE study word attenuate

attenuate can be used as a adj
attenuate can be used as a verb

1.'But my father threatened me,' gasped the boy, clasping his attenuated fingers, 'and I dread him--I dread hi. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.How vain and foolish, then, thought I, for timid untravelled man to try to comprehend aright this wondrous whale, by merely poring over his dead attenuated skeleton, stretched in this peaceful wood. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Vertical black figures in twos and threes would advance, stop, watch, and advance again, spreading out as they did so in a thin irregular crescent that promised to enclose the pit in its attenuated horns. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
4.Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
5.for a great scarcity of furniture, and total absence of comfort, together with the disappearance of all such small moveables as spare clothes and linen, bespoke a state of extreme poverty while the meagre and attenuated condition of Mr. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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