The number of rapes has diminished since, but the violence continues, with very few perpetrators held responsible.
“We see no reason to think the threat has diminished,” says Kelly.
The crisis lays bare the diminished U.S. influence on the Egyptian military compared to only two years ago.
Wrapping herself at the end in the double aura of Clinton-Obama, they say, only diminished her.
At that point, even cable and satellite networks will have diminished power.
The wonder of Du Maurier's essay, the astounding spectacle of his success, cannot be diminished by any such explanation of it.
Her establishment was not only diminished, but her servants reduced to half-pay.
But it would seem that latterly the privileges of the nation had been diminished, while their prejudices were wantonly shocked.
Her satisfaction would have diminished could she have read his mind.
In this way the chance of error from what are termed "accidental causes" is diminished.
early 15c., from merger of two obsolete verbs, diminue and minish. Diminue is from Old French diminuer "make small," from Latin diminuere "break into small pieces," variant of deminuere "lessen, diminish," from de- "completely" + minuere "make small" (see minus).
Minish is from Old French menuisier, from Latin minuere. Related: Diminished; diminishes; diminishing.