Later in the century its power began to be sapped by Macedonia.
So you sapped us to keep her from absorbing our power.
Mutual discord first sapped the prosperity of Magna Graecia.
But its importance was sapped by the vicinity of Belfast, and its historical associations are now its chief interest.
This corruption was fatally apparent in the army, the feudal basis of which was sapped by the confiscation of fiefs for the benefit of nominees of favourites of the harem, and by the intrusion, through the same influences of foreigners and rayahs into the corps of janissaries, of which the discipline became more and more relaxed and the temper increasingly turbulent.