Example sentences for: declining

How can you use “declining” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In 99 percent of his songs, Jerome Kern's music was written before the words, and he was notorious for declining to accommodate his lyricists--no extra notes so that an ingenious word might be made to fit, and certainly no concessions to literal meaning in his melody or harmony.

  • However, vaccination is voluntary, and many staff members are declining.

  • By the 1990s, high birthrates and declining rates of infant mortality had produced a common problem throughout the Muslim world: a large, steadily increasing population of young men without any reasonable expectation of suitable or steady employment-a sure prescription for social turbulence.

  • Cat silver , German Katzensilber , similarly, is silver that still shines in declining light.

  • In "Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital," a now-legendary article written in 1995, Harvard's Robert Putnam pointed out that league bowling in America has been declining for decades, while individual bowling is on the rise.


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