Sentence Examples


  • Dean tried to minimize Edith's story but Fred pressed them until Cynthia related, in broad detail, all Edith had told them.
  • Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.
  • In order to minimize expenditures, Dean planned to skip the motel bit and camp out on the tour.
  • Dean picked up the pace and closed the gap on the yellow­shirted rider, low on his bike to minimize the wind resistance as he raced downward at a dangerous speed.
  • He must minimize foreign influence, whether French, Spanish or German, in Italy.

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