on the decline


: becoming worse in condition or less in size, amount, number, etc. : declining
His health is on the decline.
Sales are on the decline.

Examples of on the decline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, Biden's approval rating among Hispanics and Latinos remains on the decline, inching closer and closer to 40 percent, which would be an all-time low. Leah Askarinam, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 Over the course of the year, my skin has been on the decline after an overuse of retinol and active skincare products, which impacted the health of my skin. Essence, 29 Nov. 2023 In early 2021, both smoking and vaping were actually on the decline among young people aged between 18 and 24 years old in the UK. WIRED, 19 Nov. 2023 Germany’s manufacturing sector, a historically important sector of its economy, has been on the decline amid sluggish global demand, especially from China. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 8 Nov. 2023 All admitted to a decrease in overall consumption; according to UK marketing research firm GWI, social media usage is on the decline. WIRED, 6 Nov. 2023 In a study published this August, the researchers found that the area’s caiman populations might be on the decline. Freda Kreier, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023 An outpouring of support from militant Islamist groups for Hamas’s bloody incursion into Israel is stirring fears of a resurgence of terrorist acts in the West that, until recently, appeared to be on the decline. Alan Cullison, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 The shift will likely also mean a decrease in funding for big-ticket infrastructure projects, which have already been on the decline in recent years, experts say. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 15 Oct. 2023 See More

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“On the decline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20decline. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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