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abated

General Crossword Questions for “abated”

  • Died down
  • Not up yet, embracing a model that's gone down
  • Sailor, on special date, calmed down
  • Reduced salt consumed by daughter

Encyclopedia

  • See also, Abatement. Abated, an ancient technical term applied in masonry and metal work to those portions which are sunk beneath the surface, as in inscriptions where the ground is sunk round the letters so as to leave the letters or ornament in relief. — “Abated - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Historically, Abatement in pleading, or plea in abatement was, in English law, a plea by the defendant, defeating or quashing a legal action by some matter of fact, such as a defect in form Historically, the plea in abatement did not involve the merits of the cause, but left the right of action. — “Abatement in pleading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This article's introduction section may not adequately summarize its contents. This article is part of the series: Politics and government of. — “Belfast Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • My eagerness to know the particulars of this tale was mingled and abated by my antipathy to the scene which would be disclosed. Hence I employed no means to effect my purpose. I desired knowledge, and, at the same time, shrunk back from receiving the boon. — “Wieland” by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Mrs. Rusk's observation about the agreeability of new-comers I found to be true; for as Madame began to lose that character, her good-humour abated very perceptibly, and she began to show gleams of another sort of temper, that was lurid and dangerous. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The storm had abated just too late; the tide was by then too far out to allow a vessel to put off to sea. The wind had changed, and was settling down to a comfortable north-westerly breezeā€“a veritable godsend for a speedy passage across to France. — “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The satisfaction which the captain received from the kind behaviour of Miss Bridget, was not a little abated by his apprehensions of Mr Allworthy; for, notwithstanding his disinterested professions, the captain imagined he would, when he came to act, follow the example of the rest of the world, and refuse his consent to a match so disadvantageous, in point of interest, to his sister. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • I subscribed to this with all my heart, God knows. She knew I did; for the stateliness of her manner already abated towards me, except when she spoke in praise of him, and then her air was always lofty. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • 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. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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