Example sentences for: declining

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

  • Although Holder chided government lawyers for formulating a "sloppy," "overly aggressive" response to the AAPS lawsuit and took Magaziner to task for using ill-defined legalistic language supplied him by White House counsel Vincent Foster, he concluded his investigation by declining to prosecute Magaziner for criminal contempt.

  • The extravagant ballroom and soaring allegorical frescoes like Giambattista Tiepolo’s Merit between Virtue and Nobility in the “Throne Room” (actually for Rezzonico weddings) and others, more wistful, by Guardi all catch the tone of a declining Venice and the frivolous lives of the idle rich.

  • While advisors called attention to declining cod stocks, Constable notes that by the time a significant declining trend has been detected by traditional catch assessments, stocks are likely to be in poor shape, if not already depleted.

  • At a time when American corporations in general are enjoying historically large profit margins and double-digit annual growth rates, Hollywood confronts stagnant sales, declining viewership, and astonishingly low profit margins.

  • His most heroic act of insubordination was declining to be released from maggot-infested captivity ahead of other POWs who were captured before he was--an offer others accepted, in violation of military rules.


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