The majorities behind the government began to dwindle and agitation started to grow.
They dwindle in size; they do not, however, die.
Feudalism claimed its new rights in the capitulary of Quierzy-surOise in 857; the rights of the monarchy began to dwindle in 877.
Hence such imperatives have a tendency to dwindle into optatives.
The oval may unite itself with the infinite branch, or it may dwindle into a point, and we have the crunodal and the acnodal forms respectively; or if simultaneously the oval dwindles into a point and unites itself to the infinite branch, we have the cuspidal form.