The general looked the captain up and down as he came up panting, slackening his pace as he approached.
Not, surely, to induce any slackening of effort or vigilance.
It caused a slackening of that spirit of communal initiative which had awakened in the midst of unprecedented disasters.
The temperature then falls rapidly and there is a gradual slackening in the production of organic substance and a general lethargy of life.
With the flood slackening off in the tidal River Dee we get ready to go.