(v. i.) To bend, or lean downward; to take a downward direction; to bend over or hang down, as from weakness, weariness, despondency, etc.; to condescend.
(v. i.) To tend or draw towards a close, decay, or extinction; to tend to a less perfect state; to become diminished or impaired; to fail; to sink; to diminish; to lessen; as, the day declines; virtue declines; religion declines; business declines.
(v. i.) To turn or bend aside; to deviate; to stray; to withdraw; as, a line that declines from straightness; conduct that declines from sound morals.
(v. i.) To turn away; to shun; to refuse; -- the opposite of accept or consent; as, he declined, upon principle.
(v. t.) To bend downward; to bring down; to depress; to cause to bend, or fall.
(v. t.) To cause to decrease or diminish.
(v. t.) To put or turn aside; to turn off or away from; to refuse to undertake or comply with; reject; to shun; to avoid; as, to decline an offer; to decline a contest; he declined any participation with them.
(v. t.) To inflect, or rehearse in order the changes of grammatical form of; as, to decline a noun or an adjective.
(v. t.) To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun.
(v. i.) A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is tending toward extinction or a less perfect state; as, the decline of life; the decline of strength; the decline of virtue and religion.
(v. i.) That period of a disorder or paroxysm when the symptoms begin to abate in violence; as, the decline of a fever.
(v. i.) A gradual sinking and wasting away of the physical faculties; any wasting disease, esp. pulmonary consumption; as, to die of a decline.
(1) Direct fetal digitalization led to a reduction in umbilical artery resistance, a decline in the abdominal circumference from 20.3 to 17.8 cm, and resolution of the ascites within 72 h. Despite this dramatic response to therapy, fetal death occurred on day 5 of treatment.
(2) This trend appeared to reverse itself in the low dose animals after 3 hr, whereas in the high dose group, cardiac output continued to decline.
(3) Our results suggest that the peripheral sensitivity to hypoxia declined more than that to CO2, implying a peripheral chemoreceptor origin for hypoxic ventilatory decline.
(4) By 24 hr, rough endoplasmic reticulum in thecal cells increased from 4.2 to 7% of cell volume, while the amount in granulosa cells increased from less than 3.5% to more than 10%; the quantity remained relatively constant in the theca but declined to prestimulation values in the granulosa layer.
(5) Here we show that this induction of AP-2 mRNA is at the level of transcription and is transient, reaching a peak 48-72 hr after the addition of RA and declining thereafter, even in the continuous presence of RA.
(6) We studied the hemodynamic changes caused by bronchoscopy under LA in mechanically ventilated patients and the effect of LA on the endoscopic decline in arterial pO2.
(7) Comparison of developmental series of D. merriami and T. bottae revealed that the decline of the artery in the latter species is preceded by a greater degree of arterial coarctation, or narrowing, as it passes though the developing stapes.
(8) Foetal serum TSH concentration declined significantly between 20 and 21 days of gestation, reached a low level at delivery, and remained low for several days after birth.
(9) The decline in the frequency of serious complications was primarily due to a decrease in the proportion of patients with open fractures treated with plate osteosynthesis from nearly 50% to 19%.
(10) Both gp175 and gp250 showed the greatest increase in fucosylation at 10(-5) M, which was also the dose at which RA induced laminin maximally, while the fucosylation of gp400 was greatest at 10(-8) M RA and declined at higher concentrations.
(11) Lambing rates approach 1.5 lambs per ewe per year, but a death rate of 23 per cent and an offtake of 27 per cent, means that flock numbers are probably slightly declining.
(12) In the absence of haemodialysis, the decline in plasma concentrations of lisinopril and enalaprilat was extremely slow and plasma concentrations were generally high.
(13) Steroid-treated steers showed a slight decline in synthesis which was significant (P less than 0.05) at week +5 post-implant while amino acid oxidation was significantly lower at weeks +2 (P less than 0.01) and +5 (P less than 0.05) compared with control animals.
(14) Following thawing, the initial motility index (MI) scores of mf cryopreserved by either method were not significantly different from untreated controls; however, over a period of 15 days in culture the MI scores of both cryopreserved groups showed a small but significant overall decline, with the methanol technique producing the lowest scores.
(15) The last stems from trends such as declining birth rate, an increasingly mobile society, diminished importance of the nuclear family, and the diminishing attractiveness of professions involved with providing maintenance care.
(16) Both strong-stop DNAs are made early during in vitro reactions and decline in concentration later, consistent with postulated roles as initiators of long minus- and plus-strand DNA.
(17) Further, four of five patients long after PTRA remained normotensive, and in all patients plasma renin levels declined.
(18) Initial exposure of cells to low concentrations of either H2O2 or xanthine oxidase resulted in a transient increase in membrane potential relative to control cells (P less than 0.001), followed by an exponential decline in potential (P less than 0.001).
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(20) However, cAMP also has posttranscriptional effects on the enzyme's synthesis, as evidenced by the 4- to 5-fold enhanced decline seen when cultured hepatoma cells are exposed to cAMP and transcription is inhibited.
(n.) An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
(v. i.) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
(v. i.) To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
(v. i.) To control one's self when provoked.
(v. t.) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
(v. t.) To treat with consideration or indulgence.
(v. t.) To cease from bearing.
(1) It was on that occasion that then-opposition leader Tony Abbott said , “we have never fully made peace with the first Australians ... we need to atone for the omissions and for the hardness of heart of our forbears to enable us all to embrace the future as a united people”.
(2) The Moody's report's key conclusion was relatively positive – it predicted that a combination of "lender forbearance and manageable affordability" would help older borrowers manage to avoid repossession.
(3) The cliff-side Mussenden Temple is a folly that was modelled on the Temple of Vesta in Rome and built for the Earl Bishop of Derry (one of Lord Bristol’s eccentric forbears), in 1785.
(4) Lucan was born in London to an Anglo-Irish peer, and counted among his forbears the 3rd Earl of Lucan, commander of the British cavalry who, acting on Lord Raglan’s orders, ordered Cardigan to lead the fateful Charge of the Light Brigade .
(5) The shows also captured a quality for which Ali is not often celebrated: that of quiet forbearance.
(6) Skeletal analysis of oldest human forbears around 3 million years ago reveal many anatomical similarities to African Great Apes.
(7) This new generation was no less Welsh than their forbears, but they regarded their Welshness in a different light.
(8) This is a crowded island that we live in and we must exercise a degree surely of tolerance and forbearance.
(9) • A time for trust and forbearance among the Greens.
(10) On the other, prices may drift towards a cap, which could lead to prices increasing or lead to a significant reduction in lenders exercising forbearance."
(11) The government has also urged lenders to show forbearance to mortgage customers who are struggling to make their monthly payments.
(12) That approach encourages greater truthfulness and forbearance – Miliband, for instance, was allowed to apologise for the Labour government's failures of supervision at Stafford without the Tory benches turning into a lynch mob against him.
(13) Opening her speech in Irish with "A Úachtaráin agus a chairde [president and friends]", the Queen spoke of the importance of forbearance and conciliation, "of being able to bow to the past but not to be bound by it", and of the many who have suffered the painful legacy of loss.
(14) This condition is difficult to recognize: the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome may be obscured by normal hormonal modifications of the pregnant state; it also forbears particular severity because of maternal and foetal complications, the unusual prevalence of malignant tumours and the particular difficulty in curing or merely controlling the hypercorticism.
(15) Besides, the communist party had taught her to observe a certain nobility in suffering; a forbearance under siege.
(16) An impaired financial sector that is extending forbearance to low productivity firms while being more risk averse in funding new projects seems to be reducing firm entry and exit."
(17) However, this report makes it clear that not all lenders are showing forbearance and that additional protection is needed if we are to avoid a repeat of the repossessions crisis of the early 1990s."
(18) "Contacts have suggested that bank forbearance has played a role, with banks rolling over debt as long as companies are meeting servicing costs.
(19) Steve Mason Hornchurch, Essex • The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines “tolerate” as “endure (someone or something unpleasant) with forbearance”.
(20) Although the government and regulator the Financial Services Authority have urged lenders to practise forbearance where borrowers are struggling to meet monthly mortgage payments, Alliance & Leicester has refused to reconsider Copeland's case.