Minimising: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature MinimisingI then point out that as to discipline there is no lack of it here; and that it is only at home that he is spoilt; and that I hope he will use his influence, in a region where I cannot do more than make suggestions, to minimise the evil.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Upton Letters.Some of my critics take a higher kind of ground, and say that I want to minimise and melt down the old stern beliefs and principles of morality into a kind of nebulous emotion.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in At Large.Up to a certain point this is shrewd and wholesome advice. One does undoubtedly keep some kinds of suffering in check by resolutely minimising them.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Altar Fire.But their limitations were to be transcended, and account taken of facts and aspects which their philosophy had ignored or minimised.ndash;J.B. Bury in The Idea Of Progress.All in the room were conscious of this contrast and sought in every, way to minimise it.ndash;Ralph Connor in The Prospector.His sense of humour is singularly keen, notwithstanding that he is a Scot; and it is not in his nature to minimise his own share in the honour and glory of the incident he may relate.ndash;Archibald Forbes in Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places.When he saw how things were going, Sir John tried to minimise matters, but, unfortunately for him, I had my written diagnosis and a copy of his telegram, documents from which he could not escape.ndash;H. Rider Haggard in Doctor Therne.He minimised the defeat.ndash;Frank Harris in Oscar Wilde, His Life & Confessions, vol 1.Oscar Wilde contrived to minimise this disability by talking his works before writing them.ndash;Frank Harris in Oscar Wilde, His Life & Confessions, vol 1.With great diffidence I venture to point out what I conceive to be reasons for failure, and also to offer some suggestions that, if adopted, will, I believe, greatly minimise, if not remove, certain evils.ndash;Thomas Holmes in London's Underworld.
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