The rain that had poured down on everyone there for hours had abated.
The government, which stopped publishing crime statistics years ago, insists that violence has abated.
His white voters are aging, and the statewide concern about illegal immigration has abated now that rates are at a historic low.
This habit has now abated for fear of being locked in the social equivalent of the Tower of London.
But the level of anti-American grievance Obama observed and deplored in 2008-2009 has not abated.
Interest and zeal has abated before the work is complete, or it was entered upon thoughtlessly without having counted the cost.
This was to throw a sort of defiance to the fear; and certainly as often as I did so it abated.
To the spiritual life a universal character is indispensable; of this claim nothing can be abated.
This so diminished her feeling of triumph, that for a week or so her love for Florent abated.
But prejudice has abated, and confidence in us has increased since the war.
"put an end to" (c.1300); "to grow less, diminish in power or influence" (early 14c.), from Old French abattre "beat down, cast down," from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + battuere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Secondary sense of "to fell, slaughter" is in abatis and abattoir. Related: Abated; abating.