in decline


: to become less powerful, wealthy, etc.
There was a general feeling that the country was in decline.

Examples of in decline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That each movie offers a vision of a culture in decline seems too on the nose for this festival, where attendees celebrate the art amid nervous chatter about the state of the industry. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 18 May 2024 Starring Françoise Lebrun, Bernadette Lafont and Jean-Pierre Léaud, the film is a portrait of a generation in microcosm and idealism in decline, as a brief three-way relationship tears the main characters apart. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 The trio are among a dwindling group of courtroom sketch artists whose numbers are in decline as more jurisdictions have begun allowing journalists to photograph and film legal proceedings. Joe Hernandez, NPR, 7 May 2024 According to the report, this is the fourth annual consecutive increase after the rate had been in decline since 2009 and the highest rate since 32.7% in 2013. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 24 Apr. 2024 Proponents of the argument that China is now in decline point primarily to its economy. Evan S. Medeiros, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 And in China, factory jobs have been in decline for more than a decline, both in absolute terms and as a share total employment. Byjason Ma, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2024 While the distinct 3-million-year-old population of Yarrow's lizard species is presumed extinct in the Mule Mountains, its distant relatives still exist in other mountainous locations in Arizona and Mexico — though many are also in decline. David Schechter, CBS News, 19 Apr. 2024 After the Soviets launched Sputnik in 1957 and Khrushchev proclaimed their superiority, many Americans believed the Eisenhower administration was stagnant and the US in decline. TIME, 17 Apr. 2024

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“In decline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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