decline in quality

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decline in quality process of changing to an inferior state
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Usage

In literature:

This he declined, as he was quite aware of the difference in quality.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
Or has preaching declined and become neutralized in religious quality under it?
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
It is also found that the progeny of imported stock decline in quality both in size and stamina.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
But now the vaudeville itself is beginning to decline in quality as well as quantity.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
That there are instances of decided decline in the quality of fruits is certain.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The faith grows in numbers, but quality declines.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
At the same time, original work by engravers declined in quality.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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In news:

The worst recessions of the last 65 years were preceded by declines in energy quality for oil, natural gas and coal.
The problem today — amid fears of US decline — is that we are so concerned about losing global dominance that we've lost sight of the maverick qualities that made us preeminent in the first place.
But over recent decades, the quality and availability of civic education in our schools has been in serious decline.
The declining quality and availability of fresh water in the Colorado River are putting wildlife at risk, according to a new report.
Bay scallops disappeared from South-west Florida waters decades ago due to degraded water quality and declines in seagrass coverage.
A lmost four years ago, in The New York Times Book Review, a celebrated writer lamented the decline in the publication of short stories, and with it, a decline in the quality of the short story itself.
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