Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan,; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka, a wrinkle, skrynkla, to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp,. CF. Shrimp
On the other hand, we frequently meet people who make us shrivel and shrink into ourselves.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
He took it in the same shrinking way, evidently expecting a blow, and drank heavily once more.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Never rub on soap, as this shrinks them in spots.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
His conscience is bare, and shrinking like a fresh wound.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Olive seemed to shrink painfully at this news.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Not desiring notoriety, but shrinking from apparent concealment, Esther's distress was evident.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Rawhide shrinks a whole lot when it gits to drying.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
The room was shrinking!
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
But I cannot bear that my children should shrink from all I shall leave behind, my memory.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The fallen man shrinks from further association with those who have witnessed his fall.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
"But see!—from thee he shrinks, nor would
Be blasted by thy touch!—
Ah, though my EDWIN spilt thy blood,
Yet once he lov'd thee much.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Ah why go mourning all the day,
Or why should I from trials shrink?
Though much of sorrow's in my cup,
The cup that I am called to drink.
""My times are in thy hand,"" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Yet such as make poor mortals shrink
And fear, when they are told,
These things are signs that they must drink
With death; O then how cold.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
Yea, song! shrink back to my spirit's lone deep,
Let others hear only thy moan --
But I -- I forever shall hear the grand sweep
Of thy mighty and tear-burdened tone.
"A Song" by Abram Joseph Ryan
What time I am where others be,
My heart seems very calm— Stone calm; but if all go from me,
There comes a vague alarm,
A shrinking in the memory
From some forgotten harm.
"Heart’s Chill Between" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Nay, do not shrink! I am not here for passion,
I crave no love, only a little rest,
Although I would my face lay, lover's fashion,
Against the tender coolness of your breast.
"The Garden" by Laurence Hope
With the shrinking number of Gotham music venues?who?re mostly worried about surviving?it?s getting harder to find interesting places.
The 'Shrinking City' That Isn't Actually Shrinking.
In a phenomenon known as "shrinking," post-industrial cities are facing steep population loss and vast expanses of abandoned property.
This week marks my 10th anniversary as your Kitchen Shrink.
Why Is the Labor Force Shrinking.
Wall Street's shrinking job pool.
Women are always looking for ways to layer , shrink, suck in, and smooth their bodies with some sort of shape-wear.
Life Span s Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S. Search All NYTimes.com.
Will vitamins extend your lifespan or just shrink your piggy bank.
Tobacco Funds Shrink as Obesity Fight Intensifies.
The Incredible, Shrinking Modern Military.
Cynics among us call it the incredible shrinking holiday.
The president plans to shrink the Pentagon.
Erhardt + Leimer has unveiled a new tool for measuring and monitoring shrink sleeves.
Shrinking Medicaid funds pummel states.
They pointed out that as the T 2 shrinks, a new dimension appears whose quantized momentum modes correspond to magnetic ﬂux on the T 2 .
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
But in any case the radial wavenumber of the most unstable mode shrinks to zero (qx = 0).
The Effect of the Random Magnetic Field Component on the Parker Instability
Shrink now the I sets and replace them by a waiting time.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
As λ → ∞, the ball Bp shrinks to the point p and the coeﬃcients gij tend to the constants gij (p).
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
The graph of ¯λ( · ) is obtained from that of λ( · ) by shrinking both the x–axis and the y–axis in √n times.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams