Sentence Examples


  • He opened the envelope and read the note, his lips thinning down almost to nonexistence.
  • He glanced up sharply, his lips thinning down and his face paling.
  • Ahead of her was the darkness of a thinning forest.
  • The distance between the oaks depends upon the growth intended before thinning the young wood; usually they are placed from 8 to 12 ft.
  • The destruction of the forests and the advance of wheat into the prairies are rapidly thinning the steppe fauna.

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