Equally important, the diminution of the middle orders threatens one of the historic sources of economic vitality and innovation.
I have no doubt Texas and its politicians will rebound here one day, but for now, the diminution of Texas power is kinda sad.
This diminution of force was not, in itself, an object of much concern.
In buying or selling, any excess or diminution of what the law allows shall be registered.
But they kept on and on unrelentingly, and still there was no sign of diminution of speed on the part of the Silver Cobweb.
We have borne the heat without any diminution of natural strength.
This shows a diminution of 21 per cent., and the current saying was 'Behold the success of their severity.'
There seems no diminution in the plague yet, that we can discern.
On the contrary, his passion for learning seemed to increase with the diminution of the time available for its gratification.
There shall be no diminution of my love, no retraction of my promises.
c.1300, from Anglo-French diminuciun, Old French diminucion, from Latin diminutionem (nominative diminutio), earlier deminutionem, noun of action from past participle stem of deminuere (see diminish).